Following a conviction (usually a felony) by an adult offender, the Adult Intake probation
officer investigates and prepares a pre-sentence report for the court regarding
circumstances surrounding the crime, the history and prior record of the defendant. A
recommendation to either grant or deny probation is made by the officer. If the
recommendation is to grant probation, a case plan is recommended.
Adult Field Services
Adult Field probation officers supervise adult offenders -- mostly felons -- who have been
granted probation instead of prison/jail. The officers enforce court orders, monitor
residence, employment, restitution payments and treatment programs. They investigate
violations, initiate revocations and make recommendations for noncompliance.
Interstate courtesy supervision requests are investigated and accepted pursuant to the
Interstate Compact Agreement. Courtesy supervision requests from within California are accepted
and classified according to local procedure.
Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS)
Probation officers supervise offenders released from State prison. They determine conditions
of release and monitor residence, employment, and rehabilitative services*. The probation officers
are part of a larger collaborative with the Department of Human Services and Community based
organizations to provide services intended to reduce recidivism.
* As well as apply sanctions and initiate revocations when violations occur.
Thinking For A Change
Thinking For A Change (T4C) is an integrated, cognitive behavior change program for offenders that
includes cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and development of problem solving skills.
T4C classes are offered to persons under the supervision of the Probation Department and facilitated by
specially trained probation officers.