Pretrial Release Program

What is Pretrial Release?
Those accused of crime(s) released from detention pending trial.

Establishment of Pretrial Services
Yolo County has established a Pretrial Release program through the Yolo County Probation department to help ensure equal, timely, and just administration of the laws governing pretrial release.

Purposes of Pretrial Services
Pretrial services perform functions that are critical to the effective operation of local criminal justice systems by assisting the court in making prompt, fair, and effective release/detention decisions, and by monitoring and supervising released defendants to minimize risks of non-appearance at court proceedings,risks to the public safety and to individual persons.

Pretrial Services Report
Pretrial services will compile reliable and objective information relevant to the court's determination concerning pretrial release or detention.

Monitoring and Supervision
If a defendant is not qualified for release on own recognizance, imposition of conditions of release will be considered.  Pretrial services shall provide supervised release services that are the least restrictive release conditions necessary to assure the defendant's appearance in court, to protect the safety of the community, and to safeguard the integrity of the judicial process.

This project was supported by Award No. 2009-SC-B9-0059 awarded by the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs.