Why Sheriffs Should Champion Pretrial Services

09/08/2014 03:07 PM

Sheriff Gary Raney of Ada County, Idaho; Sheriff Stan Hilkey of Mesa County, Colorado; and Sheriff Beth Arthur of Arlington County, Virginia explain why sheriffs should champion pretrial services in an article originally published in the May/June 2014 issue of Sheriff, the magazine of the National Sheriffs’ Association, and reprinted with their permission. The article outlines the essential functions of pretrial services, describes how pretrial services can be an asset to sheriffs in managing jail populations while protecting public safety, and it poses critical questions that decision makers should be asking about the functioning of their current pretrial justice system and the potential impact of enhanced pretrial services.  

Click here to read the article. 

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