Our Mission:

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

Probation emerged as a part of the criminal justice system is response to humanitarian concerns and through the rise of social sciences. Probation in the United States begin in 1841 with the innovative work of John Augustus. Mr. Augustus posted bail for a man charged with being a common drunk under the authority of the Boston Police Court. When the man appeared before the judge for sentencing, Mr. Augustus asked the judge to defer sentencing for three weeks and release the man into Augustus’ custody. At the end of the brief probationary period, the offender convinced the judge of his reform and therefore received a nominal fine. The concept of probation had been born.
 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


 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
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

Butte County Probation

42 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 95965

Steve Bordin
Chief Probation Officer

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