Probation Officers are charged with implementing supervision sentences and protecting the public by reducing the risk and recurrence of crime. An individuals’ success on probation depends on their willingness to take advantage of resources and restrictions necessary to make positive and effective changes in their lives while under supervision.
Adult Supervision Caseloads
Court Investigations Unit
The Court Investigations unit conducts felony and misdemeanor pre-sentence investigations for all of our probationers, as well as prepares superior court reports that include a recommendation as to an appropriate disposition. The comprehensive written pre-sentence report with recommendations includes prosecution and defense attorney contacts, defendant interviews, contact with law enforcement agencies and with victims of violent crimes.
Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS)
PRCS supervises and provides services to adults who are moderate to high risk to re-offend with a history of violence and/or weapon possession and AB109 realignment cases.
Field Services supervises and provides services to clients who are at a moderate to high risk to re-offend in the community and specialized caseloads for domestic violence and sex offenders.
All defendants found guilty of an act of domestic violence and not committed to formal state prison are placed on formal probation and are managed by the Domestic Violence Unit.
The Substance Abuse Crime Prevention Act (Prop 36) mandates probation and treatment services in lieu of incarceration for certain drug offenses. Prop 36 is designed to provide community-based treatment programs of offenders convicted of non-violent, misdemeanor or felony charges.
The High Intensity DUI Enforcement (HIDE) unit focuses high intensity supervision and intensive treatment on offenders who have multiple convictions for driving under the influence. Probation Officers conduct home visits, searches, random drug and alcohol testing, and special monitoring for compliance with court orders.