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  • Screen defendants for initial bond hearings to obtain information on the defendants' community ties, employment, drug and alcohol use, mental and physical health and criminal history.

  • Assess the risk of flight and possibility of re-offending.

  • Provide supervision with conditions as an alternative to jail.

  • Serves as a neutral collector of information, advocate of diversion or alternative sanctions, and a behavioral monitor when performing the role of supervision.

  • Ensure that all defendants are treated in an equitable manner by the courts by providing objective and relevant information to the judges so that they may then make well-informed bail decisions.

    Contact Information:
    Contact Information:
    Pretrial Services Division:
    Chuck Beatty, Manager
    Fax: 513-785-5327

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