Pre-Trial Intervention
Pre-Trial Intervention Director Judy Steadman Receives Award
Judy V. Steadman was awarded the Donald H. Holland Lifetime Achievement Award at the SC Solicitors’ Association Annual Conference held September 22-25, 2013. The award is given annually at the discretion of the SC Association of Pretrial Intervention Programs to an employee who exemplifies a sustained level of service to the PTI/Juvenile Service Field and has demonstrated leadership qualities and a commitment to public service through creativity, innovation and dedication. The award was given to Judy at the opening ceremony of the conference by Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor W. Walt Wilkins.

Judy is a graduate of Winthrop University where she also received a Master’s Degree. She became a counselor in the Greenville office of Pretrial Services in the Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in 2000. In 2002 she was made Coordinator of all Pretrial Services. Under Judy’s leadership adult and juvenile drug courts were started, mental health court established, an Alcohol Education Program was begun, and a Juvenile Arbitration Program established in Pickens.

"Judy maintains excellent communications with the public, law enforcement, judicial staff and community partners," states Solicitor Wilkins. "Through her outstanding leadership, Judy has made the thirteenth Circuit Pretrial Services a model for the state."



Contact Information:

Greenville County Square
301 University Ridge, Suite 5800
Greenville, SC 29601

Pickens County Courthouse
113 Court St.
Pickens, SC 29671

Greenville Staff:

Judy Steadman

Deputy Director
Sherita Adams

Pickens Staff:

Teresa Timms

Juvenile Diversion Services
Jennifer Campbell

Pre-Trial Intervention - Program Description
Pre–Trial Intervention is a diversion program for non-violent criminal offenders. The program requires the participant to perform community service work, receive individual or group counseling, and pay restitution to the victim if applicable. If the participant successfully completes the program, the charge(s) will be dismissed and the participant is eligible to apply for an expungement of the charge(s). Only participants who do not present a threat to society and who have no significant prior criminal history are allowed to participate in the program. An individual may participate in the program only once.

Pre-Trial Intervention is a self-supporting agency under the control and supervision of the Solicitor of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. It is supported through the cooperation of judicial, law enforcement and community service agencies.

Applications are accepted Monday – Friday from 8:30 am - 11:30 am and 2 pm - 4 pm. All applications must be made in person. You must present all of the items listed below at the time of application:

  • Picture Identification - You must present a current picture identification. The following are acceptable forms of identification: driver’s license, driver’s permit, passport, state identification, school identification, or work identification.
  • Social Security Card - If you do not have your social security card, you will need to contact the Social Security Administration to apply for a new card. Please ask for a printout that will verify your name and social security number. The nearest Social Security Administration Offices are located at 319 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC or 3420 Clemson Blvd, Anderson, SC. The office hours are:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 9 am – 4 pm
    Wednesday - 9 am – 12 pm
  • Warrant or ticket - For charges in Magistrate or Municipal Court, you will need to contact the court for a copy of the warrant or ticket. For charges in General Sessions, you will need to notify the receptionist at the time of application that you do not have the ticket or the warrant. Your application can not be processed without a copy of the ticket or warrant. If you received a referral form from Magistrate or Municipal Court, you must present the referral from at the time of application.
  • A money order or cashier’s check for $100.00 - Cash, personal checks or credit cards are not accepted.

Additional Information:

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How long will it take before I know if my case has been accepted into PTI?

  2. Will you call me or send a letter?

  3. When do I have to pay the $250 program fee?

  4. If my application for PTI is rejected, what happens next?

  5. If I pay my $100 application fee and then my case is rejected because of some prior convictions or because I have been through PTI before, can I get my money back?

  6. I applied to PTI and paid my application fee, but then I received a notice to appear in court for this charge. Should I just ignore the notice?

  7. I applied to PTI in Greenville County, but I just got a new job in another county/state. Can I transfer my PTI case?

  8. If I am accepted in the program, what will I be required to do?