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Adult Pre-Trial Services


It shall be the mission of the Winnebago County Pretrial Services Unit to provide the courts with an accurate bond report for the purpose of assisting the courts in making those decisions regarding bail that would promote public safety, court appearance, and effective supervision for compliance of those pretrial defendants released on bond.

Goals of the Pretrial Services Unit

The goals of the Pretrial Services Unit are to assist the courts in making initial bail release decisions and /or reviewing and amending the conditions of bond release as subsequent hearings and to provide supervision of defendants and assure compliance with conditions of release that have been set by the courts.

Objectives of the Pretrial Services Unit

  1. To expedite release and improve judicial decision making by providing the courts with an accurate bond report which details background information and recommendations for use by the courts in determining risk to public safety and appearance in court pending trial.
  2. To reduce failures to appear in court and improve public safety by providing supervision for pretrial defendants.
  3. To alleviate jail overcrowding caused by unnecessary detention of certain pretrial defendants.
  4. To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the local criminal justice system.                               

Target Population for Pretrial Defendants

The target population for the Pretrial Services Unit consists of those defendants arrested and have been booked into the jail on misdemeanor, felony, or DUI charges and cannot make bond prior to arraignment court.

Contact Us

650 W. State St.
Rockford, IL  61101



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