assessments through a specialized on-site team, Criminal Justice Services
provides clients with a one-stop convenience and the opportunity to obtain more
than one assessment without traveling to various community providers.
Accurate and timely assessments allow for efficient allocation of
resources and better outcomes for defendants.
There are two important time
points where the Assessment Unit provides vital services: Pre-Sentence Reports
and prior to Probation Supervision.
Assessments and Presentence Reports are vital
components of the Criminal Justice System.
The effective use of assessments allows limited tax payer dollars to be effectively
funneled to the clients who will receive the greatest benefit. Presentence
Reports provide judges with relevant client information for consideration
when making sentencing decisions.