Pretrial Services

Pretrial Services engages with clients to connect them to social services and support their return to court. Co-located with the Community Resource Center, Pretrial Services offers an alternative to jail aimed at promoting personal liberty, maintaining community safety, and assuring that those accused of a crime are present for their day in court.

What We Do

  • Pretrial connection and referrals: Pretrial Services assesses clients' needs and connects them with community supports to help reach their personal goals. We also provide text message, email and phone call reminders for court dates.
  • Monitor drug and alcohol use and treatment: If a client has agreed to abstain from drug or alcohol use as a condition of their pretrial release, they will report to Pretrial Services for any testing. Pretrial Services will also contact treatment agencies to ensure that clients are staying on track with their addiction or mental health treatment, if they have agreed to engage in treatment.
  • Electronic Home Monitoring: Pretrial Services manages set-up and supervision for those who have been assigned electronic home monitoring as a condition of their pretrial release. 

Contact Pretrial Services

Carol Bell, Manager
carol.bell@seattle.gov
(206) 684-5004  

Pretrial Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Seattle Municipal Court.