2nd Circuit Solicitor's Office


Pre Trial Intervention (PTI)


What Is Pre Trial Intervention?

PreTrial Intervention (PTI) is a diversion program for non-violent criminal offenders. The program allows the participant to perform community service work, receive educational or counseling services, pay restitution to victims, and return to society without a permanent criminal record. Only participants who do not pose a threat to society and who have no significant prior criminal record are allowed this "second chance".

PTI is a self-supporting program under the control and supervision of the Circuit Solicitor’s Office, (see SC Code of Laws 17-22-10) and is supported through cooperation of judicial, law enforcement, and community service agencies. The application fee is $100.00 (non-refundable). Applications are by appointment only. Defendants need to call the PTI office for an appointment to apply.

If accepted an orientation appointment is scheduled and a $250.00 (non-refundable) participation fee is due. At this time the program requirements are discussed and a participation contract is signed. Cases remain in PTI for no less than ninety (90) days and no longer than one (1) year.




Aiken County Judicial Center
OFFICE LOCATION &
Contact Information
  • Solicitor's Office
    Second Judicial Circuit
    Aiken County Judicial Center
    109 Park Avenue, SE
    Basement Level, Room B101
    Aiken, SC 29801


    Mailing Address:

    Pre Trial Intervention Program
    P.O. Drawer 3368
    Aiken, SC 29802


    PTI Staff:

    Janet H. Jenkins
    Intervention Programs Director
    An-Na Ousley, Case Manager
    Felicia Lewis, Case Manager
    Marty Rivers, Office Manager

    Phone: 803.642.1557, ext. 1
    Fax: 803.642.1566

APPLICATION:

Attend scheduled appointment

Pay application fee of $100 Money Order (non-refundable)

Provide picture I.D. and Social Security Card

Provide arrest papers

Complete application

Sign Forfeiture Agreement (if applicable)

***DECENT AND APPROPRIATE DRESS FOR ALL PROGRAMS/NO SAGGING PANTS OR REVEALING CLOTHING!

Stay crime free

No use of illegal substances

ORIENTATION:

Attend scheduled orientation appointment

Pay participation fee of $250 Money Order (non-refundable)

Sign Contract

Assessment paperwork

Receive acceptance letter

Receive participation requirements

Drug Screen ($40) and picture ID

Stay crime free

No use of illegal substances

PARTICIPATION:

Attend all appointments/ programs

Check-in monthly with Case Manager

Assessment and completion for counseling; pay all associated fees

Attend 26-week domestic abuse counseling; pay fees (for all participants charged with criminal domestic violence)

Clean drug test

Prison tour

Complete Community Service Work (CSW) hours

Other programs/papers as assigned

Stay crime free

No use of illegal substances

COMPLETION:

Attend exit meeting

Written paper on what you learned in PTI

Receive successful completion letter

Pay $250 Money Order administrative fee per order for expungement preparation and filing

Pay $35 Money Order per order payable to Clerk of Court for filing fee

***Expungement process is optional



You must keep this office informed of your current address and telephone number!!!