CASS COUNTY
PRETRIAL SERVICES

CONTACT

Hillary, Hartoin, Pretrial Services Coordinator

Office Ext. 1490

Email: hillary.hartoin@co.cass.in.us

Robert Baszner, Pretrial Services Assistant

ADDRESS:
200 Court Park, Rm 208

Cass County Government Building

Logansport, IN 46947

520 High Street

Cass County Community Corrections

Logansport, IN 46947

PHONE: (574) 732-2509

FAX: 574-722-5501

HOURS

Monday - Friday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm

HOW DOES PRETRIAL RELEASE WORK IN
CASS COUNTY?

The Pretrial Coordinator interviews every person booked into the Cass County Jail within 24 hours of his or her arrest and evaluates  them using the IRAS-PAT, a validated, statewide risk assessment that measures an arrestee’s risk of re-offending and failing to appear. Based on the risk assessment results and other factors, such as criminal history, employment and residential stability, a matrix is used to aid in making a recommendation to Court regarding the inmate’s potential release. The Pretrial Release Recommendation is provided to the Judge, Prosecutor and Public Defender and a determination regarding participation and release to Pretrial Services is made at arraignment or a Defendant’s initial hearing.

SUPERVISION

If an arrestee in placed in the Pretrial Release program they are required to report to Pretrial Services within 24 hours of their release and placed at a level of supervision that matches their risk level and individual needs. Supervision requirements include, but are not limited to making all court appearances, not committing a new criminal offense, text message reminders, office and telephone appointments, random drug screens, home visits and/or electronic monitoring.

TREATMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We collaborate with the CPCC Therapist, the Four County Criminal Justice Liaison and other local providers to connect clients with virtual peer support recovery groups, counseling, recovery coaching & IOP. Clients are offered assistance applying for HIP & obtaining presumptive coverage to cover or make medical treatment and counseling services more affordable or free and can also participate in key programming prior to sentencing, including domestic violence and anger management classes. Pretrial Services also offers employment assistance by working with local temp and staffing agencies and facilitates the a virtual HSE program where clients can work on obtaining their HSE while enrolled in the program. Participation is always voluntary per pretrial release guidelines.

ABOUT US
MISSION
VISION 

Established in 2018, Cass County Pretrial Services serves the Courts and Community by using evidence -based practices to supervise clients awaiting trial without the economic means to post traditional monetary bond, providing an alternative to incarceration, while honoring community values, prioritizing public safety, maximizing court appearance, and reducing recidivism. 

 

Arrestees are evaluated using the IRAS-PAT and placed at a supervision level that matches their risk level and identified needs when appropriate and while protecting public safety. In lieu of remaining incarcerated while their case is pending. clients are allowed to return to their families and employment. In addition to assistance with court appearances, clients are given the opportunity to participate programming and treatment.

To serve the community by using evidence-based practices to assess and supervise defendants in order to assist the Courts in making pretrial release decisions that prioritize public safety, maximize court appearance and reduce recidivism, while protecting the presumption of innocence.

GOALS

​Cass County Pretrial Services strives to achieve the "3-Ms:"

  • Maximize Public Safety

  • Maximize Court Appearance

  • Maximize Release

Protect the constitutional presumption of innocence by helping to reduce the pretrial incarceration of those who do not have the ability to pay a traditional money bond when appropriate, while increasing the reliability of guilty pleas and reducing the negative effects of pretrial detention on recidivism.

 

Help reduce jail overpopulation and expenses by promoting appropriate pretrial release that prioritizes community safety by reserving jail resources for those who pose a danger to public safety and the community.

 

Utilize evidence based practices to accurately assess risk based on objective factors and promote pretrial justice when making pretrial decisions to best meet the needs of the community.

ABOUT US
MISSION
VISION 

Established in 2018, Cass County Pretrial Services serves the Courts and Community by using evidence -based practices to supervise clients awaiting trial without the economic means to post traditional monetary bond, providing an alternative to incarceration, while honoring community values, prioritizing public safety, maximizing court appearance, and reducing recidivism. 

 

Arrestees are evaluated using the IRAS-PAT and placed at a supervision level that matches their risk level and identified needs when appropriate and while protecting public safety. In lieu of remaining incarcerated while their case is pending. clients are allowed to return to their families and employment. In addition to assistance with court appearances, clients are given the opportunity to participate in programming and treatment. Cass County Pretrial Services has served over 150 clients and at any given time supervises between 75-80 clients in the program.

To serve the community by using evidence-based practices to assess and supervise defendants in order to assist the Courts in making pretrial release decisions that prioritize public safety, maximize court appearance and reduce recidivism, while protecting the presumption of innocence.

GOALS

​Cass County Pretrial Services strives to achieve the "3-Ms:"

  • Maximize Public Safety

  • Maximize Court Appearance

  • Maximize Release

Protect the constitutional presumption of innocence by helping to reduce the pretrial incarceration of those who do not have the ability to pay a traditional money bond when appropriate, while increasing the reliability of guilty pleas and reducing the negative effects of pretrial detention on recidivism.

 

Help reduce jail overpopulation and expenses by promoting appropriate pretrial release that prioritizes community safety by reserving jail resources for those who pose a danger to public safety and the community.

 

Utilize evidence based practices to accurately assess risk based on objective factors and promote pretrial justice when making pretrial decisions to best meet the needs of the community.

POLICY &  STAKEHOLDER TEAM

Pretrial Services reports directly to the Cass County Judiciary and has a local policy and stakeholder team that meets on a regular basis to collaboratively develop and approve local pretrial practices and review program performance metrics. Said meetings are held quarterly in conjunction with the Cass/Pulaski Advisory Board Meetings.

 

Members include:

James Muehlhausen, Judge, Cass Superior Court 1, Supervising Judge
Stephen R. Kitts, II, Judge, Cass Circuit Court
Lisa L. Swaim, Judge, Superior Court 2
Hillary Hartoin, Pretrial Services Coordinator & Chair
Dave Wegner, Director of Cass/Pulaski Community Corrections & Vice Chair
Noah Schafer, Cass County Prosecutor 
Sheryl Pherson, Chief Public Defender
Ed Schroder, Cass County Sheriff
Terry Haney, Chief Probation Officer
Will Scott, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer

 

ABOUT US

Committed to applying effective evidence-based programming to encourage positive choices and change in our participants, improving their quality of life and our community by offering proven programs that provide effective alternatives to incarceration.

ADDRESS

(574) 753-7706

 

520 High Street

Logansport, IN 46947

Hours: M-F, 8:00 am -4:00 pm

 

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