Pretrial officers will check in on defendants, making sure they are making court dates and not violating conditions of release. They also have the authority to arrest defendants who violate the conditions of their release. Currently there are pretrial offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Palmer. DOC is also opening offices in Bethel and Ketchikan. The recommendation is based on two factors: the likelihood that the defendant will attend their court hearings and the likelihood that the defendant will engage in new criminal activity if released. But ultimately, the decision is up to the judge. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Pretrial Enforcement Division was put in place to supervise defendants charged with low-level offenses who are placed in the community while waiting for a resolution of their criminal case. Once a defendant is charged with a crime, the Pretrial Enforcement Division will use a data-based, validated risk assessment tool to make a recommendation to the court.