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Increasing Court-Appearance Rates and Other Benefits of Live-Caller Telephone Court-Date Reminders: The Jefferson County, Colorado, FTA Pilot Project and Resulting Court Date Notification Program 

03-20-2018 17:03

The implementation of a pilot program in Jefferson County, Colorado that was designed to remind defendants of their court dates as well as notify defendants who missed their court dates of their subsequent warrants is covered in this article. This program attempted to reduce FTA rates and warrants. Due to the success of this program, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office implemented a Court Date Notification Program, which targets an even wider range of defendants and has since improved the appearance rate.

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