Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 3, 2015
REVISED November 3, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #7

1:30 P.M TIME CERTAIN - Pretrial Accreditation


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Brenda G. Rogers, Community Services Director, x3489
Jennifer B. Burgh, Probation Services Manager, x6809

Action Requested
No Action Required

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

The Pretrial Division was evaluated and received  Pretrial Accreditation status on June 23, 2015, by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission.

The Florida Corrections Accreditation program offers the opportunity to evaluate an agency's operations against standards developed by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission and the Association of Pretrial Professionals of Florida. This process allows administrative staff to remedy deficiencies and upgrade the quality of programs and services. The benefits from this process include:

  • Standards reinforce the legislative intent of (FS 907.041)
  • Increases judicial confidence in use of pretrial release program by providing standardized accurate information for release/detention decisions
  • Increases uniformity within community supervision programs with reciprocal increases in public safety
  • Increases interagency information sharing
  • Increases integrity of criminal justice process and the agency's role
  • Potential reduction in agency liability from lawsuits
  • Allows for independent verification of business practices, which increases pretrial agency accountability
  • Standards foster education resulting in improvements for all parties (defendant, agency, public)
  • Accreditation fosters increased recognition and credibility for the services provided.
  • Ensures policies and procedures are documented in writing and defendable

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
County Administration Office

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs