Pretrial Services will make attempts to screen and verify information prior to the Preliminary Hearing for all defendants appearing in Superior Court. The screening and recommendation submitted to the Court will include a risk assessment score, criminal history, summary of attempted collateral contacts to verify residence, employment, probation compliance (if applicable), and a recommendation regarding pretrial release.
The Supervision Unit of Pretrial Services provides both in-person and telephonic services. The Pretrial Specialists will work with you to discuss your supervision obligations and schedule. Written court date reminders are provided at appointments. Urine analysis testing may be a part of your supervision, if ordered by the court.
The Diversion Unit of Pretrial Services is a voluntary post-charge felony program focused on connecting eligible defendants/participants with treatment-based alternatives to incarceration. The Diversion Officer will complete a needs assessment, identify the core factors resulting in illegal behavior, connect community resources and programs, and develop a supervision plan for the length of the Diversion Agreement. Upon successful completion of the Diversion Agreement, charges will be dismissed or reduced. Typical lengths of Diversion Agreements are 9-12 months. The goal of the program is to hold participants accountable, ensure restoration to victims, and connect individuals to treatment-based alternatives to incarceration.