Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Kory L. HoneaThe Sheriff’s Office serves all the citizens of Butte County by providing a mix of public safety and public service functions. The Sheriff’s Office provides around-the-clock law enforcement service to every region of the county. In addition to 24 hour policing, we offer Butte County citizens a full range of services including, coroner services, civil services, court security and corrections.
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Selection and screening process includes:

Must be 25 years or older

Not on Parole or Probation.

Live Scan (allows criminal background checks to be processed in a quicker amount of time with electronic finger prints).

Three years or more clean time

Active affiliation with a recovery fellowship (if in recovery)

Has been released from Jail at least 5 years prior to mentoring

References that support a desirability profile, i.e. stability in lifestyle, strength of character

Proof of driver’s license, car registration, and insurance

Reliable transportation

Accessible by phone at home, work, and/or cell phone



A mentor is a role model and advisor who uses knowledge and experience to support and encourage a person who is reentering the community after incarceration. Mentors spend time with that person and help link them with resources to maintain a stable, crimefree and addiction

free lifestyle. A mentor is not a therapist, parole officer, parent or any other person that could possibly have authority over the mentee.



A mentee is someone who is reentering society after being in custody and who is

matched with a mentor. The mentee is someone who needs support and a link

to local community resources in order to start on a new, healthier, happier, and productive lifestyle.



• Gives the mentor a blessing and feel of making a difference because the mentor is helping someone improve his or her quality of life.

• Gives the mentor a different perspective, learning experience, and new challenge.

• Gives the mentor an opportunity to share experiences and wisdom with others who could benefit from it.




 • Gives the inmate hope and a feeling that someone cares.

• Gives the inmate a different perspective and learning experience.

• Gives the inmate a friend who will visit, listen, and help.


Program Goals

 • Reduce the recidivism rate of the Butte County Jail.

• Link those in custody to resources in the community and connect them with local people and programs to help them effectively transition back into the community with greater opportunities and chances for success.

In Greek Mythology: Odysseus, King of Ithica, asked his good friend, Mentor, to watch over his son while he was in the Trojan War. Mentor became his son’s guardian and teacher.

Mentoring is one of the oldest forms of influence. Mentoring can be a powerful and popular way for people to gain personal and professional skills. Today, a mentor is considered a wise, experienced friend, teacher, or coach.



Our mission is to help those in custody successfully re-enter society. We do this by matching them with mentors who give them guidance, support, resources and who link them to local programs. Our goal is to reduce the recidivism rate in the jail and in the Alternative Custody Unit. Thanks to the Community Mentoring Committee, which includes representatives from the Skyway House, Jesus Center, Church of the Nazarene, Salvation Army, STARS, and Butte County Sheriff’s Office.


Crime Prevention Unit

33 County Center Drive

Oroville, CA 95965

Contact— Paula Felipe, Coordinator

Phone: 5305387822




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5 Gillick Way
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479 E. Park Ave
Chico, CA 95928

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14166 Skyway
Magalia, CA 95954

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