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Program Description

  Pre-Trial Services

There are four independent programs within Pre-Trial Services (PTS): Pre-Trial Assessment Unit, Pre-Trial Supervision Unit, Alternative Community Service Program (ACS), and Intervention Program for Substance Abusers (IPSA).

The Pre-Trial Assessment Unit is housed at the Montgomery County Detention Center and is responsible for assessing those who have been newly arrested and have been unable to make bond. Staff verifies personal information, analyzes criminal histories, and formulates recommendations to the Court to enable the Judge to make informed bond decisions. Recommendations are made with public safety as the main priority following the national models of assessment for pre-trial programs.

The Pre-Trial Supervision Unit provides monitoring of court-ordered conditions to offenders released to the community while awaiting trial. Advanced technology, such as GPS tracking and Radio Frequency Curfew equipment, are used to monitor offenders' movements in the community. Drug testing is also performed. Violations of release conditions are immediately reported to the Court for possible re-incarceration.

The diversion programs, ACS and IPSA, are predominantly for first-time misdemeanant offenders who will ultimately have their charges expunged following successful completion of one of these programs. Community service, drug education, and treatment are core functions of these programs.

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Program Contacts

Contact Kaye Beckley of the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation at 240.773.9908 or Rachel Silberman of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2770 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Average daily caseload under Pre-Trial supervision1,5619201,3701,3701,370
Court appearance rate while under supervision97.0%98.0%97%97%97%
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Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved484616737.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1488330.00
FY23 Approved499500037.00