Pretrial Services (PTS)

Pretrial Services (PTS) provides judicial officers with crucial defendant background information so that they may make more informed release decisions. Supervision is available for qualified individuals awaiting trial. Through appropriate supervision, PTS reduces failure to appear rates and provides defendants with services necessary to ensure their appearance at court for trial.

Pretrial Advancement

The Co-chairs are Pat Smith and Steve Austin.

The Pretrial Justice Committee comprised of Judges, Prosecutors, Defense and Pretrial Directors, worked for a number of years to produce a document that sets forth the key components of a pretrial justice system. The committee received technical assistance from the National Institute of Corrections as well as feedback from national Pretrial experts.  The final result is the “Key Components of a Pretrial Justice System”.  This is a document that can be used to educate your stakeholders and partners in pretrial. Key Components Pretrial Justice System

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