The Adult Division is responsible for processing all adult offenders referred to the Probation Department by the courts in Monterey County. The Adult Division is comprised of five major work units: Court Services, Field Services, Family Violence Services, Special Services, and the Community Corrections Unit.
The division is committed to public protection and provides the courts with factual information and sentencing recommendations based on an assessment of offender risk to the community and the requirements of the sentencing laws. The division works with offenders by encouraging them to develop their social, educational, and vocational skills utilizing a variety of treatment services and other evidence based practices. The division also refers offenders to our adult day reporting center where they receive intensive counseling and case management services.
Adult Court Services
This unit is responsible for preparing pre-sentence reports for all felony and misdemeanor convictions referred to the department by the courts. The investigative information and the recommendations contained in these reports assist the courts in determining appropriate sentences for those convicted of a crime. The reports are also used by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation if the offender is sentenced to prison.
Adult Field Services
Adult Field Services is responsible for the assessment and supervision of persons placed on formal probation by the courts. In addition to monitoring probationer compliance with court orders, officers in this unit also work closely with other county agencies and community based treatment providers to deliver various services to probationers. These collaborative efforts address probationers’ individual needs to reduce risk factors for re-offending and to interrupt negative behavior patterns. Officers work closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to impose alternative sanctions and increase supervision as needed.
Family Violence Services
This unit is responsible for persons on probation for crimes involving domestic violence and child abuse. Officers also conduct annual recertification reviews of batterer’s intervention programs and child abuser’s treatment programs operating within Monterey County.
This unit includes the Child Advocate Program, which works specifically with families who have children ages 0-5 years and have been exposed to neglect or family violence. The program offers parenting education and victim services with the overall goal of improving the children’s readiness to begin school. Prevention and intervention services are provided to each family, as well as emergency services for families in crisis. Support and supervision is provided by a deputy probation officer and two child advocates.
Adult Special ServicesAdult Special Services is a diverse group of sub-units that includes Supervised Home Confinement, Pretrial Release Program, Drug Court Program, and Creating New Choices (Mental Health Court). While supervision of offenders within the community is a fundamental objective of the probation officers assigned to these various sub-units, the means by which supervision is performed and the resources utilized may vary widely among those programs.
Community Corrections Unit
The Community Corrections Unit was established in response to the passage of the Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011. Persons who were sentenced to state prison for non-violent, non-serious, or non-sexual crimes are released on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) and supervised by the probation department. This unit is responsible for the intake, assessment, and supervision of persons released from state prison on PRCS. Individuals placed on Mandatory Supervision are currently supervised within this unit.
This unit also includes offenders placed on probation supervision upon their release from the Department of Juvenile Justice.
The unit works collaboratively with other county agencies and community based treatment providers to address the individual needs of offenders in an effort to reduce the risk they pose of reoffending.
Community Corrections Partnership (CCP)
The Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) is comprised of members outlined in the California Penal Code Section 1230, paragraph 2, subdivision b, including the members of the executive committee consisting of: the Chief Probation Officer of the county as chair, the Chief of Police, the Sheriff, the District Attorney, the Public Defender, the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court, and one department head from either the Department of Social Services or the Department of Mental Health. Click here [PDF] to download the current agenda of the CCP meetings.
The clerical staff assigned to the Adult Division performs usual clerical and secretarial duties and also provide language translation services for clients, victims and officers. Clerical staff plays a key role in supporting all of the units within the adult division.
Other administrative responsibilities include preparing and maintaining accurate records of court referrals for pre-sentence investigations and supervision. Clerical staff is also responsible for running criminal history reports and preparing statistical reports that are provided to the California Department of Justice.
|Adult Division|| 20 E. Alisal Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
|Monterey Office|| 1200 Aguajito Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm