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What are the program objectives of Pretrial Services?
To expedite defendant release and improve judicial decision making through the provision of defendant background information and recommendations for use by Judicial Officers in determining or reconsidering the risk to public safety and appearance in court, pending trial.

To reduce failure to appears in court and improve public safety by providing custody and supervision to pretrial defendants.

To alleviate jail overcrowding, thereby reducing jail operating costs and future capacity needs of local jails, caused by unnecessary detention of certain pretrial defendants.

To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of local criminal justice systems.

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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?

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