What is the purpose of Pretrial Services?

The purpose of Pretrial Services is to assist Judicial Officers in discharging their duties and in making bail release decisions or in reviewing and amending the conditions of release on bail at subsequent hearings. Pretrial Officers conduct interviews and investigations to provide better information for use by Judicial Officers. 

The information helps in determining the risk to public safety and the assurance of appearance in Court of persons age 18 or over, or persons under the age of 18 who have been transferred for trial as adults held in custody and charged with an offense, other than an offense punishable by death, who are pending trial or hearing. In addition, Pretrial Services provide supervision of defendants placed in the custody of the program and assure compliance with the conditions of release imposed by Judicial Officers.

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1. What is the purpose of Pretrial Services?
2. What are the program objectives of Pretrial Services?
3. How are clients placed on local probation supervision and referred to PCC?
4. What services are available through PCC?
5. Who is eligible for placement with PCC?
6. How long is an individual on probation supervision?
7. What are the responsibilities of the client while under Local Probation Supervision?
8. Does an individual pay a fee for participation in the Local Probation Supervision Program?
9. What if I can’t make my scheduled appointment because of school or work?
10. Can I choose my community service site?