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Court Services

Presentence Investigation

A Presentence Investigation is required for all sentences in the Superior Court. The PSI is completed by probation officers assigned to the Criminal Division. This report supplies the sentencing judge with background information on the defendant and information about the crime the defendant pled guilty to or was found guilty of by a jury. The PSI is also used by Probation Supervision, Department of Corrections, and Parole if the defendant is sentenced to a State institution.

PSI interviews are held at the Criminal Division Offices located at the Hudson County Administration Building

595 Newark Ave. Room 101
Jersey City, NJ 07306
For information please call (201)795-6828

Pretrial Intervention

Pretrial Intervention is a diversionary program that is available to all persons that are charged with a criminal offense. It does not require admission of guilt and may result in the dismissal of charges upon successful completion of this program. Even though this program is available to all defendants, there are certain limitations and therefore, you should consult with your attorney regarding eligibility requirements.

  • Applicants for PTI are required to pay a $75.00 application fee. This fee is waived only if you are indigent.
  • PTI applications must be made no later than twenty eight after indictment.
  • The enrollment period for PTI is from one to three years. It may include community service, restitution, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and payment of statutory fees.
  • Applications for PTI are accepted from Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM on a walk-in basis. You should bring with you all papers received from the court. The PTI offices are located at:

595 Newark Ave. Room 101
Jersey City, NJ 07306
For information please call (201) 795-6831

Mental Health

The Hudson Vicinage is the only vicinage in the State that has a dedicated mental health unit. This unit is staffed by a Senior Probation Officer and a State certified mental health screener who is provided by the Jersey City Medical Center.

This unit provides the courts with mental health assessments on defendants suspected of suffering from mental illnesses. Assessments are also provided on certain defendants awaiting sentence or pending bail. If a defendant requires immediate hospitalization the screener can make that determination without delay.

For further information please contact:

Caridad M. Segura, M.A. 
Senior Probation Officer, 
Mental Health Coordinator at 201-795-6875

TASC

Treatment Assessment Services for the Courts has been utilized by the Hudson Vicinage since its inception in 1978. This unit accepts referrals from the Criminal and Family Courts. Assessments are completed for Bail, PTI and PSI and Drug Court. The assessments include a substance abuse history, recommendation, and results of a drug screening. When appropriate this unit will arrange for treatment at a suitable treatment program. For an overall description of this program and a brief history please go to this site: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/criminal/crtasc.htm

For further information please contact:

John Parran, 
TASC Coordinator
Tel. (201) 795-6857

Drug Court

Drug Court is a highly specialized team process that functions within the existing Superior Court to address non-violent drug related cases. The objective focuses on treatment and recovery. This is a rigorous program requiring intense supervision, frequent court appearances, probation and treatment. Both treatment and recovery aspects are tightly structured and monitored

For further information please contact:

Evan Weiss, Administrative Specialist 4
Drug Court Coordinator
(201)795-6882

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