Pretrial Services Supervision
Who Are We?
Under the supervision of the Program Manager, this unit is comprised of one Pretrial Services Supervisor and six Pretrial Case Managers, as well as the shared services of three Administrative Support Staff within the Division.
What Is Our Mission?
To provide supervision methods for defendants who are released from custody before trial in order to decrease any unnecessary pretrial incarceration, to ensure that they will appear and answer before the court and to reduce any future criminal acts.
Where Are We Located?
The Pretrial Services Case management office is located in the Administration and Courts Building at 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 1050, Golden, CO 80401. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the lunch hour.
Who Is Our Customer?
We serve the taxpayers of Jefferson County by saving the costs of incarcerating defendants who can otherwise be safely supervised in the community. We work closely with the courts and the criminal justice agencies of Jefferson County and the State of Colorado, including judges, district attorneys, defense attorneys, and crime victims.
Pretrial Services provides prosecutors with assurance that a defendant will be monitored and that all bond conditions are enforced. Our office provides defense attorneys with the opportunity for their clients to demonstrate their ability to function in the community and not pose a threat, which would otherwise impact a judge's sentencing decision.
Victims of crimes are also provided with an enhanced sense of security that the defendant is being monitored. Defendants have the opportunity to be safely released from jail and to prove their worthiness throughout the court process.
What Services Or Products Do We Provide?
Pretrial Case managers supervise defendants who are released from jail during the pretrial stage of their criminal case. Defendants are directed to report to our office after being released from jail. Case Managers review and verify the initial evaluation of a defendant and make a determination of the defendant's risk and needs.
Each defendant is informed of the bond conditions of their release. These may include but are not limited to: the imposition of a restraining order, obtaining and/or maintaining gainful employment, abstinence from excessive use of alcohol, no illicit drug use, no possession or use of a firearm, periodic telephone contacts, office visits, electronic home monitoring, mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment/monitoring, and domestic violence counseling.
Defendants are not to commit any law violations during the course of their pretrial supervision; if they violate the conditions of their release, they are referred to the Court for further proceedings, including a possible revocation of their bond and a return to custody.
A Pretrial Case Manager is "on call" twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week to accommodate and respond to electronic monitoring violations, victims, law enforcement and attorneys. Law enforcement, district attorneys, defense attorneys, social services, drug/alcohol treatment agencies, courts, probation, and other judicial jurisdictions are regularly informed of a defendant's progress. With over 1,200 cases to supervise daily, service agreements are established with private treatment and day reporting agencies to assist in our supervision efforts.
How Are We Contacted? How Are Referrals Made?
Referrals for pretrial supervision are pursuant to the order of the Court. Questions regarding a referral can be made by calling (303) 271-6521.
Monitored an average daily population of 1,222 defendants, with 16,537 scheduled defendant court appearances.
Out of 12,361 scheduled defendant court hearings, the unit maintained an appearance rate greater than 98%.
~ Kurt Pierpont, Program Manager
~ Matthew Wright, Pretrial Services Supervisor
Last Modified: Apr 23, 2013 09:33 AM