The Washington County Rapid Fitness to Proceed Program is a collaborative team of professionals working to make the court fitness to proceed process as efficient as possible.  The goal is to shorten the amount of time defendants are housed at the jail pending fitness to proceed determinations. The program is a collaboration of the following Washington County stakeholders: The Sheriff’s Office, the defense bar, mental health services, the Circuit Court, and the DA’s Office.

In order to participate in this program, potential participants may fill out and submit this Rapid Fitness to Proceed Referral Form by emailing to

To learn more about this program, view this informational flyer.

Year 2022 by the Numbers

We are pleased to report that this program continues to be successful.

In 2022, there were 39 successful fitness determinations. The median time to those determinations was just 16 days, down from 62 days under the state’s system.

The program saved 1,472 total jail days for 39 defendants in 2022. If calculated in dollars and cents at $264.78 per person, per day, this would amount to $475,015.32.

We want to thank all our partners who helped make this possible.