The Pre-Sentence Investigation (PSI) Unit writes all pre-sentence investigation reports for the Court. Currently, there are five PSI writers in the unit. These writers do not carry a caseload and concentrate solely on the writing of the pre-sentence reports. There is one Sex Offender Writer and one Domestic Violence Writer within the PSI Unit.
The PSI report consists of circumstances of offense, prior criminal history, social history and impressions/recommendations. When required, the report also includes a victim impact statement. The reports are researched and written using collateral sources such as law enforcement agencies, employment records, medical records, and educational records.