Pre-Trial Intervention Program Summary

The Pre-Trial Intervention Program (PTIP) is a program designed to educate, rehabilitate, and divert prosecution of certain offenders with little or no criminal history in the Williamson County criminal justice system. PTIP uses a rigorous application process combined with evidence-based assessments to identify offenders who are likely to respond to cognitive education and self-correction in a short period of time. PTIP is organized and operated by the Williamson County Attorney’s Office and the Williamson County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD). Participation in PTIP by Defendant is voluntary. Upon approval for admission to PTIP, Defendant enters into a contractual agreement with the County Attorney’s Office. Defendant is required to strictly comply with the conditions and requirements of the PTIP Agreement during the six month term of supervision. Upon successful completion of PTIP, the County Attorney’s Office agrees to dismiss the criminal charge pending against Defendant. If Defendant violates the PTIP Agreement, Defendant is remanded back to court to formally enter a plea of guilty to the offense alleged and accept a pre-negotiated sentence for punishment.