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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 Judges 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.

Program Contacts

Contact Kaye Beckley of the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation at 240.773.9908 or Willie Morales of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2758 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Average daily caseload under Pre-Trial supervision860603794794794

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved523491738.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.289471-1.00
FY25 Recommended552438837.00