Pre-Trial Services

Pre-Trial Supervision is a program designed to prepare pending criminal cases for bond hearings and/or trial by providing an alternative to incarceration with the goal of reducing jail overcrowding while maintaining public safety. The process has three primary objectives; to collect and analyze offender information for use in determining risk, to make recommendations to the court concerning conditions of release, and to supervise offenders who are released from secure custody prior to adjudication.

Pre-trial supervision includes monitoring defendants to ensure that certain conditions are followed like attending court dates, undergoing drug testing, attending mental health and drug treatment, and avoiding criminal activity.

Both the home detention and pre-trial services systems aim to balance the need for public safety with the rights of the accused, and they reflect a shift towards more personalized and potentially rehabilitative approaches within our local justice system.