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Adult Probation Department
Probationer Services and Programs
Many people who enter the criminal justice system interact with the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department at some point during the Court process. Our Pretrial Services Units monitor and offer assistance to individuals when they are pending charges. Our Presentence Units provide comprehensive reports to the Court containing pertinent information about the defendant, including valuable information and statements from victims, as well as sentencing recommendations. Our Unsupervised Units monitor the cases of probationers who were placed on unsupervised probation, but who still have obligations to fulfill. Our Supervision Units utilize available resources and intermediate sanctions to assist probationers with Substance Use, Education, and necessary Referrals.
The Adult Probation Department believes that behavior change will lead to crime reduction. Therefore, we offer many programs and services to help defendants and probationers address and overcome challenges they are presented with so they may lead successful, crime-free lives. By focusing on criminogenic risk and needs areas that lead to recidivism, the Adult Probation Department is able to assist individuals in attaining prosocial lives. Research has proven that if defendants and probationers make needed changes in the most critical criminogenic risk and needs areas, including relationships, thoughts, and beliefs, they will have a lower risk to reoffend, therefore making the community a safer place for everyone.
Please view our general frequently asked questions list.
Victim and Community Information
In addition to the services provided to defendants and probationers, the Adult Probation Department provides assistance to the victims of those who are on probation. Victims are often entitled to restitution, and our Victim Services Unit assists victims in obtaining necessary information to opt-in for important case-related notifications.
Further, the Adult Probation Department helps the community by way of resources for family members, education centers available to the public, and the completion of neighborhood community restitution projects.
For news around the department, please refer to the Chronicle, the Adult Probation Department's newsletter.
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