Pretrial Services is located in the Lincoln County Jail facility. Pretrial Justice in Lincoln County is a newly established program which added its first defendants on Monday October 15, 2018.
Research indicates that harm can be done to defendants who are unnecessarily detained prior to trial. Detained defendants can suffer loss of employment and housing, become separated from loved ones, experience family disruption, have higher odds of recidivism and receive harsher sentences that similarly situated defendants who are released from jail prior to their trial. The goals of the Lincoln County Pretrial Justice Program are:
Help courts make informed bail decisions, including non-financial options for release of appropriate defendants;
Ensure that release options are realistic, enforceable, measurable and,
Promote maximized pretrial release appearances, public safety and compliance outcomes.