Pretrial Services is a division of the Judicial Services Department with 72 employees at four (4) different offices throughout the San Antonio downtown area. We are responsible for Personal Recognizance Bonds as well as supervising conditions for GPS tracking, electronic monitoring, drug testing, substance abuse treatment, mental health supervision, Antabuse, Ignition Interlock, IN HOM, and SCRAM.
Our mission is to support community safety efforts by providing accurate information to the Judicial System for release decisions and structured supervision of defendants while on pretrial status.
The goal of the Bexar County Pretrial Services Office is to promote positive defendant change through effective programs and services.
The purpose of the Pretrial Services Office is to support community safety efforts by providing accurate information to the judicial system for release decisions and structured supervision of defendants while on pretrial status.
The Pretrial Services Division accomplishes this in two primary ways:
- Interview and investigate individuals who qualify for Personal Recognizance Bonds (PR Bonds) and provide that information to the judicial officers who make a determination to release the individual from custody. Once released the officer will provide supervision to ensure the individual attends all scheduled court appearances and does not re-offend while out on PR Bond.
- Provide compliance monitoring to individuals who have been released from custody with conditions on surety bonds; conditions may include – drug testing, substance abuse treatment, special needs monitoring, domestic violence caseload, GPS or electronic monitoring, ignition interlock orders or supervision.