The Pretrial Services Department:
Keeps jail resources dedicated to higher risk offenders to ensure follow-up court appearances and preserve public safety
Identifies potential inter-department efficiencies; and
Strikes a balance among community safety, defendant well-being, return court appearance and cost-savings.
If the court orders Pretrial Services Supervision as a condition of release, the individual must report to the Pretrial Services Office in person by the time specified on the court order (typically 3 p.m. the day following release from custody). Supervision will remain until the case is resolved or the Court removes the condition.
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) selected five professionals from Thurston County to attend the Orientation for New Pretrial Executives training in August 2017. The application pool was competetive and they were not able to fund everyone who applied. The faculty consisted of professionals from both NIC and National Association of Pretrial Service Agencies. The objectives included enhancing knowledge in: 1) principles of pretrial justice law, 2) pretrial justice research, 3) elements of a high functioning pretrial system, 4) elements of a high functioning pretrial agency and 5) leading change.