District Court Probation

Pre- and Post-Sentence Investigations

Chelan County Judges occasionally order Pre- and Post- Sentence Investigations.  These are investigative reports to address a specific set of questions about the offender  or to compile a general history of the offender’s life and current situation.   These are ordered either just before sentencing (Pre-Sentence Investigation) or just after sentencing (Post-Sentence Investigation).

Chelan County Probation Officers conduct these investigations.   The Offender is ordered by the Court to report to Probation Services so that a Probation Officer may be assigned to conduct the necessary interviews.    The Probation Officer will meet with the offender in our office or, if the offender is in custody, the Probation Officer will conduct an interview in the Chelan County Jail. 

Prior to the interview(s), the Probation Officer will research reports of the current offense and previous criminal history of the offender.  This may include gathering officer reports from some or all previous criminal and probation involvements.

During the interview, the Probation Officer will gather a life history of the offender to include:

  • The offender's version of the offense
  • Previous criminal history
  • Family history
  • Level of education
  • Previous and current substance abuse and mental health treatment
  • Previous and current counseling for anger or violence
  • Employment history
  • Financial status
  • Physical health and medical history
  • Military history

The Probation Officer will intrerview everyone that he/she feels has pertinent experience and history with the offender.  This might include family members, former Probation Officers, employers, creditors, and victims in an attempt to formulate a clear and true vision of the offender and his lifestyle.  The Probation Officer will follow up on the information gathered from the offender and be determining if the offender made an honest attempt to communicate accurately.  If the Probation Officer believes that the offender has provided false or misleading information or attempts to influence others before we speak with them, this will be included in our report and reflected in the final recommendations to the Court.

Once the Probation Officer feels that he/she has obtained all of the information needed, he/she will write a detailed and comprehensive report along with a specific sentencing recommendation to submit to the Judge.  The Judge will make the final decision on sentencing, taking the report and all of the information into consideration.  This entire process may take a few weeks, if we are waiting on information to arrive.

Posted: 03/31/2015 09:34 AM
Last Updated: 02/07/2019 08:47 AM

Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 27
    Mar 2024
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Planning Commission - March 27, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
  • 27
    Mar 2024
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Assessor's Office Community Meeting: Cashmere, South Wenatchee and Malaga

    Posted by: Chelan County Assessor

    Chelan County Assessor Wes Cornelius invites property owners and all interested parties to attend one of four community meetings scheduled this spring throughout the county.

    Wenatchee High School (new commons area)
  • 20
    Mar 2024
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Connect with Chelan County: District 1 Meeting

    Posted by: Board Of County Commissioners

    The Chelan County team is coming to a community near you. In March commissioners and a variety of department directors will hold a series of community-led discussions in each of the three districts the commissioners represent.

    Wenatchee High School (new commons area)
  • 13
    Mar 2024
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Connect with Chelan County: District 3 Meeting

    Posted by: Board Of County Commissioners

    The Chelan County team is coming to a community near you. In March, Chelan County commissioners and a variety of department directors will hold a series of community-led discussions in each of the three districts commissioners represent.

    Chelan City Hall
  • 09
    Mar 2024
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    March Parenting Class - English and Spanish

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Chelan County Administration Building - Enter building from Douglas Street