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Probation Department - Our Goals

Last modified: 3/5/2012 12:11 PM

Santa Clara County

Probation Department


  • Develop, implement, and evaluate programs in collaboration with community and criminal justice agencies to help reduce crime and prevent repeat offenders.
  • Provide support to the courts through case investigation and supervision.
  • Assure juvenile offenders are afforded educational rights and appropriate services including special education.
  • Provide community protection by holding offenders accountable through comprehensive assessment and treatment, appropriate level of supervision and sanctions, and compliance with Court orders.
  • Promote developmental assets, including social and vocational skills, through appropriate rehabilitation and community-based programs.
  • Support victims and the community through a continuum of services that assists in the restoration of losses, including payment of restitution and completion of community service.
  • Provide safe custodial care for adult and juvenile offenders while emphasizing accountability and social responsibility.
  • Deliver services in a responsible manner with integrity, professionalism, and with respect for the rights, diversity, and dignity of individuals and the community.