Unsuccessful 56 Successful 623 Released 679 Unsuccessful 71 Successful 303 Released 373 Unsuccessful 82 Successful 686 Released 768 Application 28,398 PRESENTED 3,132 UNSUITABLE 6,055 SUITABLE 726 UNSUITABLE 15,694 RECOMMENDED SUITABLE 967 UNSUITABLE 650 Ineligible 19,211 Application 30,697 Ineligible 14,277 Application 2,297 Ineligible 680 Bail Deviation Own Recognizance Electronic Monitoring Pretrial Services & Bail Reform Operated by L.A. County since 1963, and under Probation’s jurisdiction since 1993, the Pretrial Services (PTS) Bureau provides crucial information to public entities concerned with community safety such as law enforcement, the courts, and Probation on matters of detention, incarceration, and alternative sentencing. PTS utilizes a risk instrument tool to measure pretrial conduct and court appearance reliability to assess a defendant’s risk level if released. PTS currently administers nine programs to achieve this goal, focused on diversion from incarceration when possible and on services for those incarcerated that will help ensure their successful reentry into communities. In each of these targeted-population programs, defendant interviews, a criminal history check, and input from arresting agencies help inform PTS’ recommendations to judges and courts. BAIL DEVIATION (BD) PROGRAM During the first 48 hours after being arrested, a defendant or their designee may request release on their own recognizance. BD also accepts requests from law enforcement for a change in bail. Within the BD program, the Women’s Integrated Services Program (WISP) interviews arrested women for suitability for either release on their own recognizance or bail deviation. Incarcerated women may receive services from WISP case managers either due to pregnancy, Early Disposition Program referrals, opioid substance abuse, or via random selection. OWN RECOGNIZANCE (OR) PROGRAM PTS operates the OR Program where staff conducts investigations and assessments for the court to aid in decisions about a person’s suitability to be released on their own recognizance following criminal felony charges filed by a Deputy District Attorney within 72 hours. Probation in the Court System ELECTRONIC MONITORING (EM) PROGRAM The EM Program offers home detention placement (house arrest) for court referrals prior to or after conviction. In conjunction with a third-party vendor, EM provides monitoring and case management services. EARLY DISPOSITION PILOT (EDP) PROGRAM The EDP Program expedites a defendant’s criminal case toward early settlement in the judicial process with the goal of avoiding a lengthy criminal process. The District Attorney and Public Defender screen defendants for EDP. STATIC 99R PROGRAM The Static 99R Program conducts a risk assessment of all sex offenders that assists in the prediction of sexual and violent recidivism and compiles and maintains a report of all new sex offenders. DNA (PROPOSITION 69) PROGRAM The DNA Program collects samples from all probationers convicted on felonies and certain qualifying misdemeanors. CIVIL NAME CHANGE PETITION PROGRAM The Civil Name Change Petition Program compiles a complete criminal history on all applicants seeking a civil name change. Applicants who fall under jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections and sex offender registrants must be identified. DRUG COURT PROGRAM For non-violent defendants arrested for specific felony drug charges, Drug Court places eligible defendants in a comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation program and relies on the court to monitor their successful participation. After six to nine months, successful defendants’ cases may be dismissed. RECORDS CHECK (PROPOSITION 63) PTS staff currently assist the Prop 63 program by conducting front-end records and criminal record checks for defendants convicted of certain qualifying felonies and some misdemeanors for firearm restrictions. 2018 Pretrial Services L.A. County Probation Department | 2018 Annual Report 39 38 L.A. County Probation Department | 2018 Annual Report