Pre-trial release services
This program provides criminal court clients, initially unable to post bail, the opportunity to be interviewed to determine their eligibility for release from Franklin County jail. Program operations include screening, eligibility determinations, monitoring functions where appropriate for those defendants granted RUS (Release Under Supervision), and court notification for those who fail to satisfy release requirements.
Intensive Supervision program (ISP)
This is an Alternative to Incarceration option provided to superior courts for those felony offenders who would otherwise be sentenced to incarceration. Eligible candidates often have a significant legal history and/or have failed under traditional probation supervision previously. Individuals placed on this program are ordered to participate through a term and condition of their probation and have increased reporting requirements.
Probation Eligible Diversion (PED) Program
This program is very similar in nature and premise to ISP. It was designed to reduce the number of convicted felons sentenced to State Prison. We place high risk non-violent felony level offenders under this program who have drug/alcohol convictions (or adjudications) and/or addictions. Many of the individuals in the program are participants of the Franklin County Adult Treatment Court, an intensive treatment based model which offers the defendant the opportunity to address alcohol/substance abuse issues. A specialized probation officer is assigned to this caseload.
Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM)
This jail alternative is included as a term and condition of probation or RUS. We typically utilize our own equipment for people sentenced to probation with an EHM requirement. We partner with the Franklin County Jail to supervise RUS orders for defendants placed on EHM through the Franklin County Jail Program.