Pretrial Services

UPDATED August 2021:  COVID19 REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS

The Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County, 11th Judicial District of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in accordance with and pursuant to the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure Rule 530, designates Luzerne County Probation Services as the bail agency with all duties and powers provided for by said rules. 

Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, except for federal holidays or when modified by order of President Judge Michael T. Vough. All intakes and meetings are scheduled by appointment only.   


Pretrial Referrals should be sent by email to pretrial@luzernecounty.org or faxed to 570-408-8193. FOR DISTRICT COURT STAFF ONLY: Pretrial Referral Form

2020 Order: Appointment of Luzerne Co Bail Agency

2021 Pretrial Rules & Regulations


  1. Pretrial Services


    Physical Address
    20 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
    Suite 302
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

    Phone: 570-825-1725
    Fax: 570-408-8193


  2. Morgan Bell

    Supervisor of Pretrial Services
    Phone: 570-706-2088

  3. Jeffery Cox

    Pretrial Officer
    Phone: 570-408-8177

  4. Erika Hilburt

    Pretrial Officer
    Phone: 570-706-3984