Pretrial Supervision: Is It Needed?


Tuesday, February 27, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Session Type: Workshop

Across the Country, Pretrial laws and reforms are in a very fluid state. Most states and the Federal system have Pretrial statutes and laws which may or may not being followed in the way they were intended. In United States v. Salerno (1987), Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist wrote, “In our society liberty is the norm, and detention prior to trial or without trial is the carefully limited exception.” This session will focus on a brief history of Pretrial in the US, what it means to actually be a Public Servant and work in the Public Sector, and take an in-depth look at are we actually being good stewards of the public trust with best practices in the Pretrial field.


Aaron Johnson
Director of Personal Bonds and Collections, Galveston County CSCD

Aaron Johnson has been active on pretrial reform and development for the past 14 years. He has participated at the national level as a member of the National Association of Pretrial Service Agencies (NAPSA), currently serving as the Chair of their Education Committee. He has been a regular guest speaker on Pretrial Risk Assessments and Leadership at NAPSA’s annual conferences for the past 10 years. He was also a member of the California Association of Pretrial Services Board of Directors and is currently the Texas Association of Pretrial Associations President. He also has completed Pretrial Executive Training at the National Institute of Corrections in 2013.