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Court Assisted Pretrial Supervision (CAPS)

Court Assisted Pretrial Supervision is a unique condition of release which requires the defendant to participate in a specialized supervision program.  The individualized supervision plan of these defendants involves input and participation from the Magistrate Judge, Pretrial Services and their attorney.  The Assistant U.S. Attorney also participates when appropriate and when requested by the Court.  The defendants are required to attend status hearings at a frequency determined by the Magistrate Judge or as requested by Pretrial Services.   Written performance reports are submitted updating the Court on the defendant's activities.   The defendant's conditions of release can be modified at any time to remove this special condition.  This condition was designed to reduce unnecessary detention and focuses on high risk cases for which no other condition will reasonably assure defendant's appearance and the safety of the community.