"The Butte County Probation Department is committed to
enhancing public safety through rehabilitation and accountability."
AB 109 transfers responsibility for supervising specified offenders from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to local counties. Implementation of the Public Safety Realignment Act began on October 1, 2011 and continues to date. The goal for the realignment act is to enable California to close the revolving door of low‐level inmates cycling in and out of state prisons for cost saving purposes. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation notifies the Butte County Probation Department which offenders are to be released on PRCS 30‐60 days prior to release. These offenders are considered current non ‐violent, current non‐serious, and lower level sex offenders.
Upon release from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation the offender is ordered to report to the Butte County Probation Department within two working days. The Butte County Probation Department will conduct supervision of PRCS offenders that consists of office visits, home visits, searches, urine testing, and enforcement. An evidence based Offender Needs Guide will also be completed to identify and target criminogenic needs of each offender. The Offender Needs Guide is a tool used to help determine an offender’s specific risk and protective factors, in order to reduce risk of re‐offending through effective case management. The Probation Officer providing supervision will make referrals for services to the appropriate agencies. Graduated sanctions, up to, and including a Court Revocation Hearing will be used as needed to promote rehabilitation and accountability. Graduated sanctions may include: Community Service, Mandatory Residential or Outpatient Treatment Programs, GPS/Electronic Monitoring, and Incarceration.
This supervision will be in an effort to reduce recidivism, monitor compliance with terms and conditions of PRCS, and to protect the community. Any offender who has been on PRCS for a period of six consecutive months, with no violations of his or her conditions, may be considered for immediate discharge by the Probation Officer. An offender who has been on PRCS continuously for one year, with no violations of his or her conditions, shall be discharged from supervision within 30 days. Upon serving a three year term on PRCS, the offender shall be immediately discharged. Currently the Butte County Probation Department is supervising 318 PRCS offenders. At this time we are projected to receive sixty more offenders by the end of 2013.
It is this Department's goal to work diligently to use Evidence Based Practices to supervise and assist offenders to successfully reintegrate back into the community. The Butte County Probation Department continues to strive in becoming a comprehensive community corrections agency that works in collaboration with criminal justice agencies, communities and service providers to prevent and interrupt the criminal behavior of those on probation and or supervised release. The probation department has implemented evidence‐based practices to facilitate successful reintegration of these individuals into their communities and to improve public safety.
Butte County Probation
Oroville Phone: 530.538.7661
Chico Phone: 530.879.7555
Chief Probation Officer
Main OfficeButte County Probation42 County Center DriveOroville, CA 95965
Office Hours:Monday - Friday8:00am to 12:00pm1:00pm to 4:30pmExcludes Holidays
Probation And Community Services1370 Ridgewood Drive, Ste. 22Chico, CA 95973
Juvenile Hall41 County Center DriveOroville, CA 95965
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Community Corrections Partnership
July 15, 2015, From 9 to 11am
Butte County Office of Education
1859 Bird Street
Oroville, CA 95965
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