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Pre-Trial Services

Human Services

Pre-Trial Services

San Mateo County Probation Department

Interviews arrested persons, verifies information and presents case to the court for possible release without posting bond.


Serves as an information gathering agency for the court. Interviews defendants booked into the San Mateo County Jail and prepares a report for the judge and court to determine whether or not the defendant should be released without bail on his/her own recognizance. Offers limited counseling and supervision of defendants as well as referral to community and social services. Can also arrange for a client to self-surrender upon court approval. Provides a number of other services to the criminal justice system including notification of court dates, Drug Court Screening and Supervision. Formerly known as the Release on Own Recognizance (ROR) program under the San Mateo County Bar Association.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops in front.
303 Bradford Street, 2nd Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063 37.487781 -122.23233 Human Services

Service Options

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Restroom





People arrested and booked into the San Mateo County jail



How to Apply:

Walk in or apply by phone. Must have been arrested and/or booked into jail.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County