Posts categorized under Pretrial Services Archives - For the Record

Recognizing National Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week

This week, we’re celebrating the dedicated, caring people in our Programs and Services division. This team is a critical resource for clients at all stages of the court process. Our personal recognizance screeners are a key point of contact for people accused of a crime as they first enter the… [ Keep reading ]

What’s new in Probation Services at Seattle Municipal Court

In June 2020, Seattle Municipal Court released an evaluation of our Probation Services department commissioned from the Vera Institute of Justice. Aligning with national best practices, the report laid out recommendations to help evolve SMC Probation Services and most effectively serve our clients. We are committed to implementing the report’s recommendations to… [ Keep reading ]

Probation Counselors Prepare for Seattle Community Court with Community Service Site Visit

By Curtis Bright When the new Seattle Community Court launched on August 10, 2020, it was the result of over a year of planning and months of preparation by Seattle Municipal Court’s Programs and Services staff. Over the summer, Probation Counselors Leah Pastrana, Curtis Bright, Sokpul Chea, and Community Service Crew Lead… [ Keep reading ]