Grafton County Community Corrections
Pre-Trial Services Program FAQ SHEET
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR PRE-TRIAL SUPERVISION?
Anyone with pending charges.
IS EVERYONE ELIGIBLE FOR PRE-TRIAL SUPERVISION SERVICES?
Each person will be and the court, defense attorney and prosecution will be notified if an individual is accepted.
ARE THERE ANY AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS?
Anyone who must register as a sex offender in any state or anyone previously convicted or charged with arson.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A PERSON IS FOUND INELIGIBLE FOR PRE-TRIAL SUPERVISION?
The court, defense attorney and prosecution will be notified. It will be up to the court and counsel to determine what is appropriate for the defendant.
IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE ENROLLED IN PRE-TRIAL SUPERVISION AT ONE TIME?
Yes. Each Supervision Officer can take a case load of 20 clients at a time. At this time - that puts the limit to 60 participants in pre-trial services at a time. This limit can only be changed by the Community Corrections Director – on a case by case basis.
CAN SOMEONES STATUS ON PRE-TRIAL SUPERVISION CHANGE?
Yes. After a period of time on supervision, each case will be reviewed to determine appropriate changes in supervision conditions. If a person has egregious, or multiple violations they may be terminated from pre-trial supervision or put on a more intense schedule of supervision. This is up to the discretion of Community Corrections Staff.
CAN THE COURT OR COUNSEL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT A PERSON’S SUPERVISION LEVEL?
Yes. Grafton County Community Corrections encourages the Court and/or counsel to request an evaluation and/or make recommendations about a level of someone’s supervision. It should be noted, that the final decision on a person’s supervision level is made by Community Corrections Staff.
CAN A DEFENDANT LIVE OUTSIDE
OF GRAFTON COUNTY AND BE SUPERVISED ON GCPTS?
Yes. A defendant may live outside of the County or outside of the State in some cases, however; this will be on a case by case basis based on the person’s ability to check-in physically if that is a requirement. Some persons may be able to live outside of the State or County if they are only required to complete phone check-ins as well.
IS THERE A COST ASSOCIATED WITH GCPTS?
Yes. For defendant’s not placed on any type of electronic monitoring, the fee is $10 per week. If on electronic monitoring device - $10 per day. (sliding scale available on case by case basis) If follow up testing is needed for a UA - $10 per extra test.
WHO CAN I CONTACT TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON PRE-TRIAL SUPERVISION SERVICES?
Lieutenant Nicole Alling – Director of Community Corrections
(603) 787-2041 ext. 1703