Pre Trial Services

Program Goals

  • To facilitate jail bed openings
  • To make recommendations for release and/or eligibility for other pre-trial options to the courts utilizing a statistically reliable risk / need assessment
  • To provide objective information to the courts in Washington County regarding failure to appear for jail detainees who are incarcerated pre-trial due to lack of bail funds
  • To supervise adult offenders and/or juvenile offenders who are placed on electronic monitoring as a graduated sanction instead of sending them to detention or jail
  • To supervise offenders released under supervision (RUS).

Referral Source

  • County court
  • Day reporting program
  • Department of Social Services
  • Family treatment court
  • Felony drug court
  • Local court
  • Probation Department

Target Population


All un-sentenced inmates held in the Washington County Jail or presented at Centralized Arraignment Part are screened for pre-trial release eligibility as outlined by the New York State Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives pre-trial guidelines.

Pre Trial Release Under Supervision Options

  • Release on own recognizance (ROR)
  • Contacts
  • Supervision
  • Electronic Monitoring
  • Other conditions