Our Mission:

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

Juvenile Probation Process


My Child Has Been Arrested, What Happens Now?

One of two things will happen immediately after a child’s arrest:

  1. The youth will be released immediately after arrest or citation. This is called non-detention/cite and release.


    In this case, the minor will be contacted by a Probation Officer for further instruction. An Out of Custody Referral may be made  to the District Attorney (DA)  by the Probation Officer. A youth may also be referred to community-based programs as an alternative to formal court action.


  2. If a youth is transported to the Butte County Juvenile Hall, they will go through an intake process and be booked into the facility. A review of the offense, police report, and assessment score using the Detention Risk Assessment Instrument (DRAI) will determine whether the youth will remain in custody pending further review.

Following detention, the Probation Officer may decide to release the youth on Home Supervision Agreement (HSA) This HSA   is an agreement to attend court hearings  and abide by other probation terms. If the agreement is violated, the youth may be re-detained. Link to Home Supervision Agreement.

Juvenile Court Process:


What to Expect While Being Supervised

When a juvenile is placed on formal probation by a juvenile court judge, the youth will be supervised in the community by a probation officer who will make regular contact with the youth at their home, school, or work. Youth may also be required to perform community service, pay restitution, and participate in rehabilitation programs, in addition to maintaining a law-abiding lifestyle.


Paying Restitution

Juvenile probationers may be ordered to pay restitution to the victim as a condition of probation. They may also be ordered to pay  court fees, fines, and costs for detention or commitment in a juvenile institution. Youth and their parents are accountable for payment of   restitution  for the crimes committed.

Restitution payments ordered by the Court are paid through the Butte County Treasurer-Tax Collector in the Central Collections Division. They may be reached by phone at 530.538.7362 or online at


How Do I Contact My Child’s Probation Officer?

To contact your child’s Probation Officer or to receive further information about  Juvenile Probation, please contact the Butte County Probation Department at 530.538.7395 or 530.538.7661.

 Contact Probation

Butte County Probation
Oroville Phone:    530.538.7661
Chico Phone: 530.879.7555

Juvenile Hall
Phone:    530.538.7311

Wayne Barley
Chief Probation Officer


 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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 Meetings & Agendas

Community Corrections Partnership

CANCELLED - September 16, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

Important Change to the CCP meeting on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.    

Due to the ongoing emergency conditions within Butte County, and the need for our Community Corrections Partnership agencies to continue to address the safety of our community, the CCP meeting scheduled for September 16, 2020, has been cancelled.  The CCP meeting will likely be rescheduled to an undetermined date in October 2020.  The next meeting date will be announced on the Butte County Probation Department website.

Minutes and Agendas

 JJCC Meetings & Agendas

Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council

May 19, 2020  At 10 AM


Important Change to the JJCC meeting on Tues. the 19th at 10AM. 

Due to the updated recommendations from both the State and County leadership, this meeting will be conducted via phone in only and no one will be at the physical site.

The call in number is:

Access code is 8687435

Minutes and Agendas
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42 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 95965

Wayne Barley
Chief Probation Officer

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