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Section 2 Definitions

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedJudicial Guidelines for Pretrial Release and Monitored Conditional Release

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Judicial Guidelines for Pretrial Release and Monitored Conditional Release
KY Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR), GDS PRETRIAL RELEASE Section 2
Section 2 Definitions
As used in these sections, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) “Conditions of release” has the same meaning as that set forth in RCr 4.00(c).
(b) “High risk defendant” means a defendant who has been determined through the pretrial risk assessment to either (1) pose a high risk of flight or failure to appear or (2) pose a high risk of anticipated criminal conduct or new criminal activity.
(c) “Low risk defendant” means a defendant who has been determined through the pretrial risk assessment to either (1) pose a low risk of flight or failure to appear or (2) pose a low risk of anticipated criminal conduct or new criminal activity.
(d) “Moderate risk defendant” means a defendant who has been determined through the pretrial risk assessment to either (1) pose a moderate risk of flight or failure to appear or (2) pose a moderate risk of anticipated criminal conduct or new criminal activity.
(e) “Monitoring level” means strategies and frequency of contact with defendants that pretrial officers employ given both the risk level of the defendant and the ability of the defendant to manage his or her own behavior in the community.
(f) “Risk Assessment” means an objective, research based, validated assessment tool that measures a defendant's risk of flight or failure to appear and risk of anticipated criminal conduct or new criminal activity while on pretrial release pending adjudication.
(g) “Risk level” means (a scale from low to high of the risk a defendant poses of pretrial failure (e.g., failure to appear or presenting a danger to the community).

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HISTORY: Amended by Order 2017-20, eff. 12-6-17. Adopted by Order 2011-12, eff. 12-15-11
Sup. Ct. Rules, GDS PRETRIAL RELEASE Section 2, KY ST S CT GDS PRETRIAL RELEASE Section 2
Current with amendments received through December 15, 2021.
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