Community Supervision & Probation

Probation is a legal status or disposition that permits youthful offenders to remain with their families under the supervision of a probation officer or probation counselor.

Probation Officers

Probation Casework Units consists of POST Certified Probation Officers responsible for coordinating services, making recommendations to the court, preparing predisposition reports, and directly supervising youth who are placed on probation by the court. Probation Officers also supervise youth placed on informal probation.


The level and supervision and types of services provided to youth are developed in accordance with court orders, structured assessment tools and evaluations, when appropriate. Youth and families participate in the process of determining services needed for youth. Probation Officers coordinate services, monitor compliance, and ensure accountability and community safety concerns are addressed.