ADULT PROBATION DEPARTMENT

PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATIONS

Investigations Division
Presentence investigations are written to assist the court in making sentencing decisions. Probation officers conduct interviews and use collateral sources to gather and verify 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.  The information is summarized in a report that provided to the court. 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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