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Jail Screener

Salt Lake City, UT

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Jail Screener
Conducts Pretrial Services booking interviews and makes screening release or hold decisions. Develops recommendations and makes referrals to facilitate Pretrial release in cases exceeding Pretrial Services release authority.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Psychology or Criminal Justice; or closely related field, OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass a required background investigation.
Meets with arrestees and performs interview and background research for screenings. Records in the criminal justice system concerning defendants booked into the Salt Lake County Adult Detention Center. Informs the defendant of their release options and court status.
Verifies defendant's self-reported information by contacting the associates and family of the defendant.
Assesses defendant's screening information and appropriate consultations to determine release eligibility and type of release.
Assesses and identifies alcohol, drug, mental health, medical, or other problems in order to make the appropriate referrals. Facilitates court attendance and compliance with Pre-Trial release conditions, along with referrals for substance abuse or psychological evaluations to determine flight or danger risk.
Communicates recommendations to judges and/or Court Screeners either favoring or opposing Pretrial release, along with recommended release conditions.
Assists Court Screeners in preparation for a defendant's court appearance by ensuring recorded screening information is current and accurate with any additional notes related to assisting in making a release decision.
Completes Pretrial C-track records and necessary documentation on defendants coming to jail on Pretrial surrenders.
Records and transmits necessary information to the Pretrial Supervision Unit and to the ADC Court Liaison regarding client releases.
Interacts with law enforcement, attorneys, jail personnel, and court personnel regarding defendants release status in keeping with confidentiality guidelines.
Facilitates Pretrial releases and communicates release conditions to the defendant by issuing them a Pre-Trial release agreement and forwards a copy to the Pretrial Supervision Unit.
Responds to communications from defendants held in custody, their family and associates, with updates recording new information recorded in C-track.
Assists jail staff with questions regarding release status of prisoners and communicates information regarding pending releases with Screener.
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