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 and deferred prosecution clients are required to report in person regularly to their assigned case manager and comply with their assigned conditions.
- 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.
Pretrial Release Questions: (564) 397-4414
Probation Screening Line: (564) 397-4151
**Call AFTER your sentencing hearing
Probation Questions: (564) 397-4113
All other questions: (564) 397-2424
Requests for Public Records:
To request public records involving Probation, visit www.clark.wa.gov/councilors/public-records