Supervised Pretrial Division Highlights

 

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Leon County's Supervised Pretrial Release Program is a court ordered term of community supervision for defendants conditionally released under specified conditions pending the disposition of criminal charges currently before the Court. The defendant is expected to abide by all conditions ordered by the Court and the SPTR Program. Violation of these conditions may result in revocation of the release and return to Jail to await further action by the Court. The offender is required to pay an administrative fee to the County, and may have additional conditions requiring payment for any treatment services ordered by the Court.

The program aids in reducing jail over-crowding and provides an opportunity for the defendant to return to the community and family, to work and assist in the preparation of their case.

Global Positioning Satellite (G.P.S.) Program

Is an alternative court-ordered sanction which allows community supervision with monitoring by the SPTR Program for defendants who have been conditionally released pending disposition of their case, and those sentenced to a period of probation. Tracking devices (both active and Passive) worn by the offender that continuously tracks their movements at home and in the community with defined inclusion and exclusion zones for each offender. "Active" units provide real time. "Passive" units provide next day notification. The defendant is expected to abide by all conditions ordered by the Court and the SPTR Program. Violation of these conditions may result in revocation of the release and return to Jail to await further action by the Court. The program aids in reducing Jail over-crowding. The offender is required to pay a supervision fee/administrative fee to the County, and may have additional conditions requiring payment of restitution, court costs and fines, and community service.

The Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Program continues to be a successful alternative sanction for the Court while relieving Jail over-crowding. This FY to date approximately 170 defendants have been referred to the Program. Approximately 108 have actually been assigned a tracking device for monitoring purposes. The Program maintains a 77% success rate.