Probation

Our Mission:

"The Butte County Probation Department is committed to enhancing public safety through rehabilitation and accountability."

Probation Today

The probation department's decisions influence public safety since we recommend which offenders will be released back to their communities. Probation serves as the "eyes and ears of the local court". No other justice agency is involved with the offender and his/her case as comprehensively as the probation department. The probation department interacts with the courts, the prosecutors, and other law enforcement agencies to provide unbiased data that influences each of their processing decisions.

 

Responsibilities of the probation department include:

  • Intake- processing all referrals from law enforcement (arrest and/or citations).
  • Investigation- securing background information on the offender and preparing a report to submit to the court prior to disposition. The report contains recommendations that address the identified needs of the individual and a case service plan.
  • Supervision- providing on-going contact with the offender to insure the orders of the court are followed.

 

Conditions of Probation

Probation orders contain specific conditions intended to monitor, control, and assist the probationer in leading a law-abiding life in the community. The Judge’s (and probation officer’s) required conditions usually fall into one of three realms:

  • Standard Conditions- These are imposed on probationers and include such requirements as: reporting to the probation office, notifying the agency of any change of address, remaining gainfully employed, and not leaving the jurisdiction without permission.
  • Punitive Conditions- These conditions are usually established to reflect the seriousness of the offence and increase the painfulness of probation. Examples include: fines, community service, victim restitution, house arrest, and drug testing.
  • Treatment Conditions- These conditions are imposed to force probationers to deal with significant problems or needs such as: substance abuse, family counseling, or vocational training.

When probationers fail to abide by the court’s orders, the probation officer is responsible for returning the case to the court for further sentencing, which frequently entails returning the probationer to secure custody in jail or juvenile hall.

 Contact Probation

Butte County Probation
Oroville Phone:    530.538.7661
Chico Phone: 530.879.7555

Juvenile Hall
Phone:    530.538.7311

Steve Bordin
Chief Probation Officer
530.538.7663

 

 Location and Hours

Main Office
Butte County Probation
42 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 12:00pm
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Excludes Holidays
 

Probation And Community Services
1370 Ridgewood Drive, Ste. 22
Chico, CA 95973

Juvenile Hall
41 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965


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Oroville

Chico

 Meetings & Agendas

Community Corrections Partnership
January 18, 2017
At 9am
Held at:
Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services
Tahoe Room
202 Mira Loma
Oroville, CA 95965

Minutes and Agendas

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42 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 95965

Steve Bordin
Chief Probation Officer

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