One of the clearest messages from the experiences of speedy trial programs during the 1980s was that it is important to assess cases early. Doing so saves valuable system resources and promotes a just resolution of cases. In that vein, most counties have moved to bring the judge, attorneys and Criminal Division staff together pre-indictment. Many counties hold a formal in-court event, such as Central Judicial Processing (CJP) or Pre-indictment Program (PIP). At this event, the prosecutor screens the case to determine whether to remand the case to Municipal Court, to administratively dismiss the case or to proceed to indictment. For those cases that will proceed to indictment, the pre-indictment event is also used as a vehicle for early diversion into the Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI) or to plea to an accusation; to resolve issues regarding defense representation, e.g., indigency; to screen for eligible Drug Court candidates; and to complete the uniform defendant intake report (UDIR). Other counties hold a less formal event that is normally scheduled after the prosecutor has screened the case. Staff from the criminal division meet with the defendant and the UDIR is completed and counsel is identified, or if the defendant does not have counsel, an application for a public defender is completed and indigence is determined. The defendant is also told he or she can apply for PTI. If the defendant wishes to do so, a PTI application is taken.