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LEGAL SYSTEM

Pretrial Services

OVERVIEW

The Pretrial Services program supports individuals who have immediate substance use or mental health treatment needs during the pretrial period. While the program is voluntary, the court may order participation in the program, or individuals can choose to participate through a self-referral.

The Pretrial Service process may include needs screenings and risk assessments, assistance with appointment scheduling and attendance, and follow-up meetings to support ongoing needs and concerns. The case coordinator works with participants until the court case is closed.

Specific information related to program services, mental health, and substance use treatment is confidential and not shared with the prosecutor or court.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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JOHN STROUT
Director of Court Diversion and Pretrial Services
(802) 798-2154 | jstrout@lrcvt.org

Recovery seemed so out of reach … Change isn’t easy, but it is for the better. LRC gave me the option.

-Pretrial Services participant