We are a small design team working out of Stanford’s d.school to redesign Plea Agreements, with these questions in mind:
- Can Plea Agreements be made clearer for defendants to understand?
- Can we help facilitate better discussions about them between defendants & defense attorneys?
- What additional information & statistics could we provide that would help defendants see their options & weigh them?
We are talking to a range of people who have had experience with how plea agreements are drafted, presented, discussed, and decided upon. We’ll use this input to form several prototypes that will be piloted in an actual court system.
Come see our project page here. Leave comments below if you’re interested in working with us or speaking with us!