Our Mission:

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

Youth Programs

Probation provides Evidenced Based Programs as well as those identified as best or promising practices. Groups are facilitated, or coordinated and monitored, by the Juvenile Probation staff. The Probation Department has implemented programs such as Aggression Replacement Therapy, Transitional Services Program (18 and Beyond), Girls Circle and Forward Thinking, an interactive evidence based journaling curriculum.


In addition to the established programs already offered by probation staff, additional programs are offered to address our youth’s criminogenic needs and provide appropriate pro-social activities. The following programs are delivered:


The Fresh Start Youth Farm was established by probation to provide youth an opportunity to develop work readiness, self-efficacy and critical thinking skills, to increase attachment to their communities, offer an opportunity to pay restitution to victims, reduce recidivism and increase vocational and education skills.


The Boys Council was established to address the individual needs of our male youth. This evidence-based program incorporates motivational interviewing, cultural humility, strength-based practices and trauma-response practices.


Strengthening Families Program was established and Probation staff were trained on delivering this nationally recognized parent and family strengthening program for high-risk families. This evidence-based program provides families the necessary skills to reduce problem behavior, delinquency and alcohol/drug use in children. In addition, this program is designed to decrease maltreatment of children as parents strengthen the bond with their children and learn effective parenting skills.


The Girls Forum was established and loosely based on the curriculum offered in Girls Circle and the Boys Council. The circle model program incorporates motivational interviewing, provides strength-based approach to addressing the needs of our female youth. Part of this program includes a “Beanies for Babies” project, whereby the youth learn how to hand craft beanie hats.


Volunteer Programs were established at the Butte Humane Society, the SPCA, Chico Parks, and the Feather River Parks and Recreation District. These volunteer programs offer the youth an opportunity to give back to their community and increase their connection to their community through service activities.


In conjunction with the Chico Area Recreation District (CARD) and Probation Department staff, sporting teams (flag football, soccer, basketball) were established for youth on probation. The goal of this program was to provide the youth an opportunity to participate in a fun pro-social activity. The sports programs offered help to build their confidence, provide team building skills, and help the youth understand the importance of physical activity. There is some mentoring provided by probation officers and community members for youth participation in sports teams.


The Rebound Program was established to deal directly with first time offenders and is facilitated by probation and juvenile hall staff. This diversionary program provides education on theft-awareness, aggressive behavior and drugs/alcohol. Additional referrals to community resources are made if deemed appropriate.

 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

November 18, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

Important Change to the CCP meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.    

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

The call in number is:


Access code is 8687435

Minutes and Agendas

 JJCC Meetings & Agendas

Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council

December 1, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.


Important Change to the JJCC meeting on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

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

By computer/mobile browser/app:

Meeting ID: 912 3849 0244
Passcode: 4Mqf02

By telephone:

Dial by your location
        +1 669 900 9128
Meeting ID: 912 3849 0244
Passcode: 373500


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42 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 95965

Wayne Barley
Chief Probation Officer

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