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

To register to vote you must be a United States citizen, a resident of California, and be at least eighteen years old.

You are eligible to vote if you are on probation, in county jail serving a misdemeanor sentence, in county jail because jail time is a condition of your probation, or you have completed parole.

You are not eligible to vote if you are currently in state prison, in county jail serving a state prison or felony sentence under Section 1170(h) of the Penal Code, or on active parole.
For specific information regarding Voting Rights for Californians with Criminal Convictions, visit the website for the State of California,
 Secretary of State.