ADULT PROBATION DEPARTMENT

PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATIONS

Investigations Division
Presentence investigations are written to assist the court in making sentencing decisions. Probation officers conduct interviews to gather background information regarding a defendant's criminal record, drug and alcohol use, employment history, financial stability, education level, family situation, mental health history and peer associations.  For probationable offenses, reports include recommendations about probation programs and special conditions that may be suited to a defendant's individual risks and needs.

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