Supervised Pretrial Release

In supervised pretrial release, offenders are released on their promise to adhere to certain court-ordered non-financial conditions, such as reporting to a probation officer in person on a regular basis, submitting to drug screens, and obeying a curfew. Compliance is closely monitored by Community Corrections officers. Failure to comply can result in return to jail. Supervised pretrial release is a vital component in the spectrum of release options. It permits the safe release of moderate-risk offenders who are ineligible for less restrictive options. After an analysis of existing bail-setting practices and jail use, supervised pretrial release should be part of a comprehensive approach to effectively using costly jail beds. An effective pretrial services program with supervised pretrial release can contribute to reduced detention rates - without jeopardizing community safety or the integrity of the legal process.