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The Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia (PSA) is a federal independent entity within the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA). PSA has served the Nation's Capital for more than 45 years. The Agency assists judicial officers in both the Superior Court for the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in formulating release recommendations and providing supervision and services to defendants awaiting trial that reasonably assure that those on conditional release return to court and do not engage in criminal activity. PSA has long been a leader in the D.C. criminal justice system and has been recognized nationally for its pretrial drug testing and innovative supervision and treatment programs.