Pretrial Pilot Program Request for Applications (RFA) Process

The Request for Applications (RFA) was made available to the courts on May 20, 2019. It included the program goals, scope, eligibility requirements, suggested funding allocations based on court size, and scoring methodology, among other information.

Request for Applications with all Attachments (PDF Portfolio)

Individual Documents:

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the RFA:

Judicial Council staff held an optional conference call for court applicants on June 5, 2019, to address questions related to the application process, policy, and/or scope of the pilot program. Written responses were updated weekly as additional questions were submitted.

Updated June 21: Frequently Asked Questions re: Application


After reviewing the applicants, funds were awarded to 16 pretrial projects in trial courts throughout the state on August 9, 2019. See the Pretrial Pilot Program page for details on these pilot projects.