Community Corrections Center

Community Corrections Contact Information

DotZ Phone: 812-481-2440 ext. 1

DotZ3 Fax: 812-634-2998

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Pretrial Services

Mission Statement: 
The mission of the Dubois County Community Corrections pretrial services agency is to
promote pretrial justice and enhance community safety. 

Indiana’s pretrial system strives to achieve the 3 M’s – 
1. Maximizing public safety,
2. Maximizing court appearance, 
3. Maximizing pretrial release.

Additionally, Indiana’s pretrial system follows these guiding principles:

Fairness. A pretrial system that is fair is not based on ability to pay (bond and supervision fees), but instead is based on the assessment of objective factors relevant to public safety and court appearance

  1. Harm reduction. A pretrial system that reduces harm protects the public from those who pose a danger to the community while reducing the detention of those whose risk to public safety may actually be increased as a result of pretrial detention
  2. Informed. A pretrial system that is informed is guided by social science research along with comprehensive case-specific information
  3. Cost-effectiveness. A pretrial system that is cost-effective reserves expensive jail resources for those who pose a danger to public safety and utilizes non-detention-based interventions, including pretrial supervision, for those who can be safely managed in the community.
In December 2019 the Board of Directors of the Judicial Conference of Indiana adopted the Pretrial Services Rules (effective January 1, 2020), forming the basis for voluntary certification for Indiana counties implementing pretrial best practices.

Criminal Rule 26 — which is now in effect — states that courts should utilize the results of an evidence-based risk assessment and other relevant information to determine whether an arrestee presents a substantial risk of flight, danger to themselves or danger to the public.

The community corrections staff uses the Indiana Risk Assessment System to complete a pretrial assessment.  If you have any questions feel free to contact:

Melissa Niehaus
Pretrial Coordinator
812-481-2440 ext. 277

Danielle Traylor
Pretrial Services Officer
 812-481-2440 ext 285