AB 109 Supervision Units – Provide intensive
supervision, rehabilitation and treatment opportunities to adult offenders.
Release Community Supervision (PRCS) – Clients who were serving a
sentence for a non-serious and non-violent offense are
released from State Prison into county supervision, are supervised by the
– Clients convicted of non-violent, non-serious, and non-sexual offense
after 10/01/2011, serve a partial sentence in county jail and the
remainder of their sentence out of custody under mandatory supervision by
the Probation Department.
Administrative Monitoring – Probation Officers
monitor minimum risk adult clients who score low on the risk/need assessment or
have made satisfactory adjustment to probation.
Assessment Unit – Conducts all of the
initial contacts and referrals, and completes the “Initial Risk Assessment” for
determining the level of supervision needed.
Containment Unit – A State mandated program for sex offenders that includes intensive supervision, treatment, registration requirements, Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) monitoring, and polygraphs. Probation continually assesses risks and needs of these individuals while working closely with licensed sex offender clinicians, the Courts, and local law enforcement to protect victims and ensure public safety.
Court Services – Court services are
provided to all Superior Courts located in Santa Clara County. These services
are the direct link between the Court and Probation in Sentencing Hearings,
Settlement Conferences, Felony Advanced Resolution Calendars, and Narcotic Case
Deferred Entry of Judgment – This program
monitors first time drug offenders for treatment and completion of a substance
abuse education program.
Domestic Violence Offender Supervision - Supervises serious
domestic violence and child endangerment clients who pose a threat to victims
and community. In addition, a Probation Officer is assigned to certify the
mandated batterer’s intervention programs. Services are also provided for
clients with children who have an open case with Department of Family and Children
Services (DFCS). This collaborative effort with DFCS assists with family
reunification while minimizing duplication of services.
Drug Treatment Court (DTC) – DTC provides
intensive supervision and collaborative services for clients with more serious
drug- related offenses. Also the client makes frequent Court appearances and
participates in a highly structured regimen of supervision, treatment and drug
Electronic Monitoring Program (EMP) – This is an
alternative custody program that helps clients remain connected to their
families, work, attend school, vocational programs, counseling and/or
employment. An electronic device is mounted on the client’s ankle and
enables probation staff to supervise the client closely at all times.
Pre-Sentence Investigation - This is an
in-depth investigative process into the history of the person convicted of a
crime, before sentencing, to determine whether there are extenuating
circumstances that may affect the sentence. A detailed report is provided
to the Court for the Sentencing Hearing.
Probation Supervision – The Supervision
units provide general and intensive supervision, assessments, referrals, and
case management services for all adult probation clients. Probation
Officers monitor client compliance with Court orders, participation in
treatment programs, completion of community service, and payment of restitution
Proposition 36 Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention
Act – This program consists of assessment, treatment, and
supervision in lieu of incarceration for non-violent substance abusers.
Record Clearance – Adults (18 years
of age and older) convicted of a crime, under certain circumstances, may have
their conviction set aside and the case dismissed by the Court. The
record clearance does not keep the offense from serving as a prior conviction
in a later criminal proceeding, nor does the record clearance prevent a
conviction for possession of a firearm by a felon or a person addicted to a
narcotic drug. The process may take up to six months, and Court
appearance and legal representation may not be required.
to Request Form: (408) 435-2061
Substance Abuse Program – This program
is targeted to clients with one or more “Driving Under the Influence” (DUI)
Wellness Program - This program is
designed for individuals who struggle to fulfill probation obligations due to
behavioral health conditions. Program goals include:
the individual with community treatment resources.
self-harm by limiting time in jail and/or hospital.
in more positive life activities e.g., work.
participation in community programs and/or service.