It is the primary responsibility of the Presentence Investigation (PSI) Unit to provide the court with written, detailed reports that assist in determining an appropriate disposition. These reports are compiled after completing an in-depth interview with the defendant and doing an investigation into their background.
A defendant's criminal history, education, employment, and treatment or counseling are examples of some of the information that is verified. Victims of offenses are also contacted for restitution information and to provide victim impact statements when applicable.
For More Information
Additional information regarding the PSI Unit may be obtained by contacting Deputy Director Dennis McGuire at (309) 888-5360.