Pretrial Services

Community Corrections Program providing verified defendant information to the courts and Pretrial Supervision in the Community.

111 S. Michigan Ave.
Saginaw, Michigan 48602
(989) 790-5417 or (989) 790-5419

Pretrial Supervision

For in-custody felony defendants who meet the eligibility criteria for community supervision as a condition of release.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current offenses must be a felony*
  • Defendant must have a working phone without privacy manager. 
  • Defendant is not on parole 
  • Defendant has not demonstrated a pattern of violent behavior
  • Defendant does not live with the alleged victim
  • Defendant demonstrates specific risk factors

* Misdemeanor defendants with prior felony convictions may be considered.

Pretrial Supervision Options

Day Reporting

Requires defendant to maintain contact with the Pretrial Services office and abide by ordered conditions while their case is active.

Requirements:

  • Defendant may be on Circuit Court probation with new charges pending
  • Minimum of 1 risk factor but not more than 3 risk factors
  • Specific first-time felony offenders are eligible
  • Misdemeanor defendants with prior felony convictions may be considered. 

MOR (Monitor on Release)*

Requires the defendant to be supervised on electronic monitoring and abide by ordered conditions while their case is active.

Requirements:

  • Defendant may be on Circuit Court probation with new charges pending.
  • Must have a working phone in residence
  • Minimum of 2 risk factors
  • Misdemeanor defendants with prior felony convictions may be considered.

Phone Requirements:

  • Must have land line phone
  • No call forwarding
  • No call waiting
  • No 3-way calling
  • No voicemail
  • No internet
  • No Charter phones

* First time felony offenders are eligible for MOR under extraordinary circumstances, per instruction of the court; however, the majority qualify for Day Reporting.

Additional Services While on Pretrial Release

  • Assessment referral to substance abuse counseling and mental health service
  • Urinalysis and breathalyzer monitoring
  • Job, school and program attendance monitoring
  • Communication with Circuit Court Probation and District Court Probation
  • All pretrial release conditions ordered by court

Partial list of risk factors:

  • Two or more prior non-assaultive felony offenses
  • History of failure to appear
  • Probation violation
  • No significant ties to the community
  • Mental Health issues
  • Bench warrant was previously necessary
  • Gang Affiliation
  • Indication of drug and/or alcohol abuse

Pretrial Recidivism Study