U.S. Courts Design Guide
The Pretrial Services Office also requires proximity to the main public entry area,
after the security screening point. Access must be provided to the USMS Command
and Control Center and magistrate judge courtrooms.
The net areas specified in the Guide exclude space required to accommodate
circulation among the listed spaces. While the amount of circulation space required
varies with each facility's specific design, 19% of the net programmed space can be
added to determine the total usable area of the Probation and Pretrial Services Offices
(i.e., the estimated total usable area of the Probation and Pretrial Services Offices are
equal to the sum of all the net programmed spaces plus 19%).
Locating Probation and Pretrial Services
Offices in close proximity provides an
opportunity for shared support spaces.
Probation and Pretrial Services Offices can
have early morning and late evening operating
The following areas are programmed for U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Offices:
Reception counter with counter-to-ceiling break-resistant glazing
Urinalysis toilet and supplies storage
Urinalysis testing laboratory and secure specimen storage
Electronic monitoring equipment storage/repair room
Gunlock (for those locations where officers are authorized to carry weapons)
Secure computer terminal/printer room
Secure local area network (LAN) support equipment room