The Adult Division prepares felony and misdemeanor pre-sentence investigation reports and recommendations for the Coordinated Courts, assisting the judges in reaching reasonable and effective dispositions in criminal cases, and providing information for post-sentence correctional and supervision programs. This unit also prepares bail/release studies for the courts and monitors offenders released on pre-trial supervision. Home Electronic Monitoring and Work Furlough programs are administered by this unit to provide continued employment, community supervision, and reintegration into society.
The Adult Division also enforces court-ordered terms and conditions by providing monitoring and supervision of offenders released on formal probation to reside in the community. The unit accomplishes this by face-to-face contacts, urine testing, monitoring counseling program attendance, victim contacts and collection of restitution, and reporting violations of probation. Drug and Domestic Violence programs are monitored, as are fine payments and community service requirements. Specialized caseloads include Sex Offenders, and Domestic Violence. One Deputy Probation Officer is assigned to the Major Crimes Task Force, specializing in search/seizure terms for drug and felony offenders.
Fines, restitution, fees, including supervision and testing fees, in Adult Probation cases are collected by the Court Collections
Payments may be made by credit or debit card at the Court Collections Department counter, over the phone, or via the internet. Contact Court Collections at 707-463-7240 or go to their website for more payment information at http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/tax/collections.htm.