- Public Safety
- Probation Department
- Adult Services
Adult Probation Services
Summary of Services
The Adult Division of the Probation Department is an integral partner in the County’s criminal justice system and contributes to the enhancement of public safety through Court services and investigations, and through supervision and treatment of adult offenders. The Probation Department supervises approximately 2,000 adult offenders on court-ordered grants of probation, diversion programs such as Prop 36, Drug Court, Pre-Trial Diversion (formerly known as Deferred Entry of Judgment), and Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS).
The Adult Division operates out of the department's main office located at 465 S. Washington Street in downtown Sonora. This division provides investigations, pre-trial services, adult probation supervision, as well as programs that serve as alternatives to detention, including work release, community service, and electronic monitoring.
The Probation department also operates an adult Day Reporting Center, located at 101 Hospital Road. Services at the Day Reporting Center are provided by GEO Reentry Services (formerly known as Behavioral Interventions, Inc.). The company offers evidence based rehabilitative programs designed to facilitate the successful reintegration of adult offenders into the community, while maintaining public safety.
2011 Public Safety Realignment Act:
Annual Report on the Implementation of Community Corrections Partnership Plans
Since the passage of Assembly Bill 109 (AB 109) criminal justice officials and stakeholders in California’s fifty-eight counties have been engaged in innovative, productive and challenging conversations to set priorities that balance concerns over local public safety with alternatives to custody that stem cycles of crime. These counties’ Community Corrections Partnerships (CCPs) were also tasked with planning for the development and/or enhancement of programming and treatment for offenders with co-occurring mental health needs. Annual reports on the implementation of CCP plans are available on the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Realignment webpage.
Changes to Misdemeanor Driving Under The Influence Cases
If you have any questions or service needs regarding your active probation case, please contact the Probation Department by phone or in person and ask to speak to the adult supervision officer of the day. If you need to update your contact information, or report law enforcement contact with regards to your case, please submit a write-in form available at 465 S. Washington Street, or download form here.
Voting Rights for Californians with Criminal Convictions
Persons with a criminal history who can register to vote:
- In county jail:
- serving a misdemeanor sentence (a misdemeanor never affects your right to vote)
- Because jail time is a condition of probation (misdemeanor or felony)
- Serving a felony jail sentence
- Awaiting trial
- On parole
- On probation
- On mandatory supervision
- On post-release community supervision
- On federal supervised release
- A person with a juvenile wardship adjudication
Persons with a criminal history who cannot register and vote:
Currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony in:
- State prison
- Federal prison
- County jail or other correctional facility*
NOTE: Once you have finished serving your term, your right to vote is restored; however, you must register online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov or by filling out a paper voter registration card.For specific information regarding Voting Rights for Californians with Criminal Convictions, visit the website for the State of California, Secretary of State.