Contact Pretrial Services (PSP)

PSP Main Number:
503.988.5042

PSP Automated Number: 
503.536.2999

The Pretrial Services Program (PSP) has two primary goals: to protect community safety by evaluating the risk of releasing defendants prior to trial and monitoring them in the community to ensure that they appear at scheduled court hearings. 

Defendants may be released to PSP or PSP evaluates each defendant's public safety and flight risk, using a validated risk instrument, and then makes a recommendation to the court about the defendant's suitability for release to the community.

Pretrial Monitoring

PSP monitoring allows defendants an opportunity to remain employed, in school, continue any medical services (drug/alcohol/mental health treatment), and remain in their community pending resolution of their court case.

Defendants are monitored through a combination of phone contacts, office appointments and, in some cases, electronic monitoring.

PSP supervision ends after the defendant's criminal case is resolved.