Utilizing state grant funds, Community Corrections has initiated a Pretrial Risk Assessment process in Washtenaw County. Court Service Liaison Staff or CSLs as they are commonly known, conduct interviews with defendants who are awaiting arraignment. The purpose of the interview is to gather and verify information to present to the court prior to arraignment. CSL staff can be contacted at: 734-973-4771.
Community Corrections offers pretrial programming that utilizes different levels of supervision from standard to intensive. Community Corrections pretrial programs are considered a condition of bond and violations can result in issuance of warrants and/or return to the Washtenaw County Jail. Community Corrections offers the following pretrial programs independently or in combination with one another:
Community Corrections operates the Drug and Alcohol Random Testing Program. With a referral from a participating agency or court, pretrial and sentenced clients submit to drug testing at Community Corrections.
The Community Corrections Day Reporting Program consists of intensive supervision for both pretrial and sentenced offenders. Day Reporting Supervision includes reporting to a supervision agent, drug testing, assessment of individual client needs and participation in customized referral services.
This program is a collaboration with Dawn Farm, a local substance abuse and recovery provider. The goal of this program is to provide intensive substance abuse treatment and direction coupled with effective community supervision to court ordered client.
The Community Corrections Tether Program provides electronic monitoring for both pretrial and sentenced clients. Community Corrections uses several types of tether systems including alcohol monitoring units.