Protecting the Community and Improving Lives
The probation department and its staff:
- Work in partnership with the local criminal justice system, service providers and the community;
- Work with integrity and professionalism, treating all people with respect; and
- Believe that people can change.
Safe Communities Through Positive Change
The Court places an individual on probation by suspending the individual's sentencing and granting probation supervision for a specified period of time on the promise of good behavior and to abide by specific court-ordered conditions of probation. The Adult Probation Department provides risk/need assessments, pre-sentence investigations and reports, community supervision, and a variety of programs for the Limited Jurisdiction and Superior Courts.
The purpose of probation supervision in Yavapai County is to enhance community safety, reduce recidivism, and avoid the creation of new victims in the community. At pre-sentence and post-sentence, individuals are assessed using state-approved assessment tools and supervised according to their potential risk to re-offend. Individualized supervision plans are developed based on the probationer's needs and risks, to include specific interventions such as, placement in treatment, enrollment in education, or development of job search strategies.
The Adult Probation Department is funded by multiple sources, to include the State, County, and probationer-assessed Probation Service Fees.