The mission of the Montgomery County Pre-Trial Assessment and Supervision Units is to ensure that all eligible defendants are afforded the opportunity for Pre-Trial release and to enhance public safety by providing community monitoring and referral to services that will increase the likelihood of appearance for trial and to reduce the risk for re-arrest.
The Pre-Trial Supervision Unit provides monitoring of Court ordered conditions to offenders released to the community awaiting trial. Supervision in the community ranges from telephone contact for lower risk defendants to two or more face-to-face contacts per week for those assessed to be higher risk. Visits to the defendant's homes or place of employment are conducted when warranted. Offenders are referred to substance abuse, mental health, sexual offender and/or spousal abuse counseling if needed.
Drug testing is also conducted in-house. GPS and electronic monitoring services are also used to verify conditions of restrictions in movement to certain geographic areas and to monitor curfew compliance. Violations of release conditions are immediately reported to the Court for possible action.