Pretrial Supervision & Monitoring
Jurisdictions should have a pretrial services program or similar entity that provides supervision and monitoring of defendants released by the court, reminds them of their upcoming court dates, and other court orders.
Supervision services can greatly improve pretrial outcomes by providing appropriate conditions and services for those awaiting trial. Supervision should only be used on those who need it based on individual strengths and weaknesses. Research on the risk principle asserts that over supervision of low risk defendants produces poor outcomes and wastes resources. Common pretrial supervision conditions include checking in with a pretrial case manager, court date reminders, drug testing, GPS supervision, and/or treatment referrals.
American Bar Association Standards
Risk Based Pretrial Release Rec & Superv Guidelines - Danner, VanNostrand, & Spruance 2015.pdf
Jefferson County Colorado Failure to Appear Pilot Project Summary (2005).pdf
PJI State of the Science Pretrial Recommendations and Supervision (2011).pdf
This document begins with a discussion of the legal issues that are relevant to persons who have been accused, but not yet adjudicated, of a crime. It describes the possible legal implications of pretrial release practices, including the setting of specific conditions of pretrial release. Following that is a discussion of research results regarding pretrial release conditions and interventions. The final section presents existing guidelines for pretrial release recommendations and differential pretrial supervision.
|Tags:||PJI Reports, Supervision|
|Date:||June 1, 2011|
Goldkamp and White 2006 - Philadelphia.pdf
|Date:||October 2, 2013|
Queens County Supervised Release Program- Impact on Court Processing ad Outcomes - CJA 2013.pdf
Multnomah County Oregon - CANS Highlights 2007.pdf
|Date:||March 28, 2008|
Multnomah County Oregon CANS Cost Benefit 2006.pdf
|Date:||October 28, 2006|
Reducing Failure to Appear (Nebraska Lawyer, September 2010).pdf