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Pretrial Services Agency or Program

While widely varying, a pretrial services agency or program is generally known as any organization created ideally to perform the three primary pretrial agency or program functions of: (1) collecting and analyzing defendant information for use by the court in assessing risk; (2) making recommendations to the court concerning bail bond conditions of release to address risk; and (3) monitoring and supervising defendants who are released from secure custody during the pretrial phase of their cases in order to manage their risk


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Pretrial Reform in Kentucky - Kentucky Pretrial Services 2013

This document outlines the pretrial reform policy and procedures in Kentucky. It is split into two parts, with the first giving a detailed overview of pretrial services in Kentucky with the second part describing practices in collecting data, measuring outcomes, and implementation of systems and programs

Pretrial Reform in Kentucky - Kentucky Pretrial Services 2013.pdf


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Technology and Pretrial Services - Federal Probation 1993

This article examines technology’s role in pretrial services in the past, present, and looks to the future. Specifically, it lists four major functions of pretrial services - gather data quickly, analyze data quickly and subjectively, monitor released defendants, and assist pretrial service practitioners - and describes how technology can assist these functions

Technology and Pretrial Services - Federal Probation 1993.pdf


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Survey of Pretrial Services Programs - PJI 2009

The Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) conducted a survey of random pretrial release programs on how they compare to one another, how they compare to programs in the past, and if they meet the standards set by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA)

Survey of Pretrial Services Programs- PJI 2009.pdf



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Sonoma County Pretrial Services Program 2018 Annual Report

Sonoma County’s Pretrial Services program was implemented in January 2015 as a collaboration between the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and the Probation Department

Pretrial-Annual-Report-2018-Final-REVISED-20191015-rem (1).pdf


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National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (“NAPSA”) Standards on Pretrial Release

NAPSA is the national professional association for the pretrial release and pretrial diversion fi elds. Like the ABA’s Standards, the NAPSA’s Standards on Pretrial Release serve as best practice standards in the field.* In many areas, the NAPSA Standards compliment (and sometimes mirror) the ABA Standards, but they also provide important detailed guidance on best practices for operating pretrial services agencies or programs


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A Virtual Tour of Kentucky’s Pretrial Services Agency

Learn more about the Commonwealth of Kentucky's pretrial services structure, its challenges, and its successes through this online tour


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Why Sheriffs Should Champion Pretrial Services - NSA 2014

This document discusses the benefits of pretrial services and gives reasons why sheriffs should support this system. It explains how pretrial services functions, best practices, and provides questions that can be asked to determine if the system is running effectively

Why Sheriffs Should Champion Pretrial Services - NSA 2014.pdf


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History Facts and Figures Sheet - Kentucky Pretrial Services

This document contains a timeline, facts, and statistics regarding Kentucky’s pretrial services

History Facts and Figures Sheet - Kentucky Pretrial Services.pdf


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Pretrial Services Program Implementation Starter Kit - PJI 2010

This document acts as a guide for jurisdictions that do not currently have a pretrial services program but are planning on implementing one. It contains information and resources, or where to find it, that is required when starting a pretrial services program, including state and national standards, core functions, research findings, steps to implementation, and examples of programs

Pretrial Services Program Implementation Starter Kit - PJI 2010.pdf


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Pretrial

The term is often misused to refer to a pretrial services agency or program, or to pretrial services supervision


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Mesa County Pretrial Services Response to Violations Guide - Pretrial EBDM Stakeholders Group 2013

This guide from Mesa County Pretrial Services offers examples and descriptions of different levels of violations, and includes a matrix explaining how to respond to each level of violation

Mesa County Pretrial Services Response to Violations Guide - Pretrial EBDM Stakeholders Group 2013.pdf


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Pretrial Supervision

The act of managing, directing, or overseeing a defendant who has been released from secure custody during the pretrial phase of a criminal case, ideally to reasonably assure both court appearance and public safety. It is often rephrased as “pretrial services supervision,” and used to refer to supervision by a pretrial services program or agency, engaged to provide oversight for compliance with all conditions of a bail bond to further the dual purpose of bail. Because commercial bail bondsmen are only concerned with court appearance, their oversight in any particular case could arguably be considered a more limited form of “pretrial supervision,” but likely never “pretrial services supervision


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Pretrial Services, An Effective Alternative to Monetary Bail - CJCJ 2014

This report outlines the issues with a money bail system and the reasons why pretrial services are a better alternative

Pretrial Services, An Effective Alternative to Monetary Bail - CJCJ 2014.pdf


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Evidence-based Practices in Federal Pretrial Services - Federal Probation 2008

This document discusses how evidence based practices used in federal pretrial services could benefit defendants through an increase in release rates while maintaining public safety, and also addresses potential issues that may arise

Evidence-based Practices in Federal Pretrial Services - Federal Probation 2008.pdf


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Pretrial Progress A Survey of Pretrial Practices and Services in CA - CSJ CRJ 2015

The Crime and Justice Institute partnered with Californians for Safety and Justice to conduct a survey regarding pretrial practices throughout the state’s 58 counties

Pretrial Progress A Survey of Pretrial Practices and Services in CA - CSJ CRJ 2015.pdf


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Forging New Traditions in Pretrial Excellence: Allegheny County Pretrial Services (PA) Increases Pretrial Fairness and Safety - PJI 2018

This updated case study looks at the beginnings of Allegheny County Pretrial Services (PA) and its journey to become a nationally recognized and innovative pretrial services program.

Forging New Traditions in Pretrial Excellence - PJI 2018.pdf



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Implementing Evidence-based Practices in Federal Pretrial Services - Federal Probation 2009

This report comes a year after Evidence Based Practices in Federal Pretrial Services, and discusses 8 statements that show how evidence based practices are necessary and more accurate than the current process

Implementing Evidence-based Practices in Federal Pretrial Services - Federal Probation 2009.pdf