Pre-Trial Release Program

Brianne Shippey, ATI Officer  607-753-5079

This program provides all criminal court clients, initially unable to post bail, the opportunity to be interviewed to determine eligibility for release from jail. The interview process objectively assesses the defendant's qualifications for release on his/her own recognizance (ROR) or, where the court determines the risk of absconding to be greater, through release under supervision (RUS). Program operations include screening, eligibility determinations, monitoring functions, court notification of those who fail to satisfy release requirements, and substance abuse treatment/human service referrals as appropriate. This program began operation in 1985.