What is the Ohio Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (OAPSA)?
OAPSA is a professional organization that grew out of the need for pretrial practitioners to join together for the purpose of supporting and enhancing Pretrial Services including Release and Diversion in Ohio.
What are the purposes of the Ohio Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (OAPSA)?
The purpose of this Association is to join together those persons in Ohio who work in and/or support the concept of pretrial services in order to achieve the following:
To develop and promote pretrial alternatives to incarceration and prosecution and provide appropriate services for eligible defendants within the community.
To increase the awareness of pretrial philosophy and practices by providing education and resources to fellow criminal justice professionals and the public.
To promote the exchange of information and ideas, and to increase professional competence and responsibility among pretrial professionals.
To support the establishment, expansion, enhancement and cooperation of pretrial services agencies within the State of Ohio.
To act as a statewide forum which addresses pretrial issues and collectively defines pretrial goals and standards for the State of Ohio.
OAPSA is an affiliate of the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies