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Substance Abuse

What is the Substance Abuse Services Program?

A condition that requires people on supervision to participate in substance abuse treatment. Treatment may involve detoxification and consist of individual, family, or group counseling in an outpatient or residential setting. It also includes various methods of testing for the use of drugs.  Refer to the Substance Abuse Treatment webpage of our site for additional information, guidance, assistance, and resources.

Mental Health

What is the Mental Health Services Program

A condition that requires people on supervision to participate in mental health treatment. Treatment may include such services as psychological/psychiatric evaluations; individual, family, or group counseling; and medication.  See the mental health resource page for additional information and help

Pretrial Process and Resources

At the beginning of a federal criminal case, the principal actors are the U.S. attorney (the prosecutor) and the grand jury. The U.S. attorney represents the United States in most court proceedings, including all criminal prosecutions. The grand jury reviews evidence presented by the U.S. attorney and decides whether there is sufficient evidence to require a defendant to stand trial. 

A good step-by-step guide as to the Pretrial Services Process can be found in this flow chart.


The Pretrial Process simply means that your case has received legal action within the Court system, but you have not yet received a disposition action by the Court as yet.  This could mean you have pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial, or that you have pleaded guilty, and are completing a presentence investigation with the U.S. Probation office while awaiting your sentencing date. 

Substance Abuse

Substance abuse treatment is often ordered as a condition by the Court or U.S. Parole Commission so you are required to participate in substance abuse treatment and support in order to alleviate symptoms from alcohol and drug abuse that contribute to further illegal activity, unstable lifestyles, poor compliance with Court supervision, and further risk to the community.   Substance abuse treatment and drug testing (urinalysis) are provided by officers or community agencies, and where needed, contract service providers.

Mental Health

You may have mental health treatment services as a condition in order to assist you in resolving mental health conditions that limit your life functioning, compliance with supervision, or stability in the community.


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