Bond County Courthouse

Bond County Probation Department
Greenville, Illinois

Pre-Trial Services

Several larger counties around the state have dedicated personnel providing pre-trial service to their Court.  In reality all county probation departments provide limited pretrial service in their community.  The primary responsibilities of pretrial services are to provide background information on offenders who are in jail and awaiting release, or a reduction of bond.  In addition, when the Court places condition of release on an offender’s bond such as a curfew, home confinement or drug test, the probation department will insure that these conditions are met.  Lastly, is the preparation of pre-sentence investigation reports, where information is gather and presented to the Court to consider during sentencing hearings.