The North Carolina Pretrial Services Association (NCPSA) is made up of 30 programs that provide pretrial services to 30 of the 100 counties in North Carolina. We provide pretrial screening services for the court system and monitoring of released pretrial defendants. We are funded by local county government.
We work with courts, counties, and the public to provide:
- Pretrial officers interview and investigate newly arrested defendants to gather information for the court so that informed, appropriate bond decisions can be made.
- Pretrial programs assure that equal access to justice is provided to all defendants, regardless of income status.
- Pretrial programs help to reduce unnecessary detention by providing appropriate supervision options to the court for defendants awaiting trial. This allows counties to safely and efficiently manage jail populations, alleviate jail crowding and reduces county jail costs while enhancing and maintaining the integrity of the judicial process.
Pretrial officers work with North Carolina courts to collect defendant information and monitor for conditions of release.
We provide a cost efficient alternative to pretrial incarceration that ensures taxpayers are not overly paying for incarceration.
Pretrial officers provide comprehensive jail population management to North Carolina counties to keep jail costs in line.