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Pretrial risk assessment

A validated pretrial risk assessment is administered prior to every person’s first appearance in court/arraignment to inform pretrial release, eligibility for pretrial diversion, and conditions of pretrial supervision.

For examples of this intervention, see these resources:
Local Examples

Franklin County, OH Franklin County Municipal Court, Probation

  • The Municipal probation department administers the Ohio Risk Assessment System-Pretrial Assessment Tool (ORAS-PAT) for people detained pretrial.
  • The results of the risk assessment are provided to the arraignment judge to inform pretrial release decisions.
For more information on this example, see this resource:

Policy & Practice


2 - Reduce length of stay

Last updated: April 21, 2019