Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI)
The Pre-Trial Intervention Program (PTI) provides defendants, generally first-time offenders, with the opportunity for alternatives to enroll the traditional criminal justice process of ordinary prosecution.
PTI seeks to render early rehabilitative services, when such services can reasonably be expected to deter future criminal behavior.
The PTI program is based on a rehabilitative model that recognizes that there may be an apparent connection between the criminal offense and the rehabilitative needs of a defendant. In addition, the rehabilitative model emphasizes that social, cultural, and economic conditions often result in a defendant’s decision to commit a criminal offense.
To learn how to begin the process click here.