Albany County
DEPARTMENT of PROBATION
Mercantile Building | 60 South Pearl Street | Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 487-5200 | Fax: (518) 487-5204
William Connors, Acting Director

Pretrial Release Services

This program began operation in 1985. This project provides all criminal court clients, initially unable to post bail, the opportunity to be interviewed to determine eligibility for release from jail. The interview process objectively assesses the defendant's qualifications for release through release on his/her own recognizance (ROR), or, where the court determines the risk of absconding to be greater, through release under supervision (RUS). Program operations include screening, eligibility determinations, monitoring functions where appropriate, and court notification of those who fail to satisfy release requirements