Due to the rapidly changing circumstances around COVID-19, Clark County District Court Probation and Pretrial Release office has substantially curtailed operations. Effective March 16th, 2020, the Probation and Pretrial Release office is closed to the public. All report days have been converted to telephone report days. Please contact your Probation or Pretrial Release Officer directly with any questions or contact Customer Service at the following numbers:
Pretrial Release Questions: (564) 397-4414
Supervised Probation or Deferred Prosecution Questions: (564) 397-2424
Bench Probation Questions: (564) 397-4113
Clark County District Court Probation
The Probation department operates under the direction of Clark County District Court to provide court-ordered supervision, investigations and classes. In partnership with government and community agencies, Probation promotes community safety through the use of evidence-based practices and appropriate interventions while working with offenders to encourage good social behavior and reduce recidivism.
Research–based tools/methods include:
- Pre-trial risk assessment and investigation
- Post-conviction risk/needs assessments targeting higher risk offenders and behaviors that result in criminal behavior
- Gender-responsive supervision
- Case planning
- Motivational Interviewing
- Cognitive behavioral classes
- Supervision in District Court’s therapeutic, problem-solving courts
- Pre-trial release and supervision staff investigate arrested individuals and provide information to the courts for a determination on release and financial eligibility for the appointment of counsel. Staff supervise defendants who are released by District and Superior courts pending adjudication.
- Supervised probation participants are required to report in person regularly to their assigned probation officer and comply with all court-ordered conditions.
- Bench probation and deferred prosecution participants must comply with all court-ordered conditions but are not required to report in person regularly.
- Restitution staff investigate and establish damages and/or loss of property for victims of crime.
- Classes staff instruct/facilitate evidence-based classes.
Offenders may be ordered by the court to pay a fee for probation services. Probation fees are added to the fine/fees associated to the case(s) in District Court. Probation fees are paid thru District Court.
Requests for public records:
To request public records involving Probation, visit www.clark.wa.gov/councilors/public-records
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