Adult Probation Services
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, and an assessment of the risk to re-offend. Conditions of community supervision and/or incarceration are recommended by the officer with an eye toward victim/community safety and restoration, and offender rehabilitation.
Adult Field Services
Adult Field probation officers supervise adult offenders who have been granted formal probation by the court. The officers work with offenders to reduce the likelihood to re-offend, and hold them accountable by monitoring residence, employment, restitution payments, and participation in rehabilitative services. They investigate violations, initiate revocations, and make recommendations to the court regarding noncompliance.
Courtesy Supervision and Court Jurisdictional Transfers
Interstate courtesy supervision requests are investigated and accepted pursuant to the Interstate Compact Agreement, as appropriate. Court jurisdictional transfers between counties within California for persons who live in Humboldt County are investigated, accepted, and classified according to local procedure (pursuant to PC 1203.9). California Law
Release Community Supervision (PRCS)
Probation officers supervise offenders released from State prison. They determine conditions of release and monitor residence, employment, and rehabilitative services as well as apply sanctions and initiate court actions when violations occur. 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.
Thinking For A Change and Effective Practices for Community SupervisionThinking For A Change
Thinking For A Change (T4C) and Effective Practices for Community Supervision (EPICS) are integrated, cognitive behavior change programs for offenders that include cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and development of problem solving skills. T4C classes and one-on-one EPICS interventions are offered to persons under the supervision of the Probation Department and facilitated by specially trained probation officers.