Pre-Trial Intervention Program
A program created by the Calhoun-Cleburne County District Attorney’s offers first time offenders a second chance at a better life before their trial date. The Pre-Trial Intervention Program allows first time offenders, with a misdemeanor or felony charge, to pledge into the program instead of going to court or jail. In order for someone to become a candidate for this program, they have to clear on several requirements that consist of being at least 18 years old, admitting to guilt, not be involved in any other criminal activity, and more.
The guidelines within P-TIP require monthly check ups with a supervisor, possible outpatient or inpatient treatment programs, counseling, random drug testing and other guidelines requirements. Court Resource Officer and Supervisor Marcus Dunn says he’s always amazed at how this program helps change so many lives. If the first time offender successfully completes the intervention program within a year or two, their case gets dismissed and expunged from their record. To find out more about the Pre-Trial Intervention Program, simply visit the DA’s Office.