To promote and enhance public safety and to ensure victim's rights, by enforcing court ordered sanctions and facilitating positive behavioral changes in offenders through a balance of treatment and enforcement strategies.
District Court Probation
District Court Probation receives referrals for supervision from Chelan County District Court. The referrals require offender supervision for a wide variety of criminal charges such as:
- Domestic Violence
- Driving Under the Influence
- Misdemeanor Theft
- Misdemeanor Drug Offenses
- Assault and Assault Domestic Violence
- Misdemeanor Sex Offenses
Probation is a privilege, granted by court order, that allows an offender to remain in the community under the supervision of a probation officer.
In most cases, Probation Officers work together with counselors from many professional disciplines incuding alcohol and drug treatment, domestic violence treatment and mental health professionals to create opportunities for offenders to make positive behavioral changes and maintain compliance with the Court's orders.
Some sentences do not require the offender to report in person to our office. Instead, we monitor them through record checks and sometimes, mail-in reporting. These type of cases are often called "Bench Supervision" or "Informal probation."
Other activities for which we provide supervision or compliance monitoring include work crew, community service hours and collecting restitution debts on behalf of the victims.
Ours is truly a case-by-case business and the specifics of your own supervision will depend largely on your sentence and your attitude toward the orders you receive.
A bit of history about our profession....