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Adult Probation Services

Summary of Services

The Adult Division of the Probation Department is an integral partner in the County’s criminal justice system and contributes to the enhancement of public safety through Court services and investigations, and through supervision and treatment of adult offenders.  The Probation Department supervises approximately 3,000 adult offenders on court-ordered grants of probation, diversion programs such as Prop 36, Drug Court, and Deferred Entry of Judgment, and Post-Release Community Supervision.

The Adult Division has two offices in the City of Sonora.  Investigations, Pre-Trial Services, and the Supervision Unit operate out of the department's main office located at 465 S. Washington Street in downtown Sonora.  Alternatives to Detention Programs, including Work Release, Community Service, and Electronic Monitoring, operate out of the Alternatives to Detention Center located at 1194 Highway 49.

The department also operates a Day Reporting Center at the Highway 49 facility.  Services at the Day Reporting Center are provided by Behavioral Intervention Inc.  The company provides evidence-based rehabilitative programs designed to facilitate the successful reintegration of adult offenders into the community while maintaining public safety.

2011 Public Safety Realignment Act:
Second Annual Report on the Implementation of Community Corrections Partnership Plans

Since the passage of Assembly Bill 109 (AB 109) criminal justice officials and stakeholders in California’s fifty-eight counties have been engaged in innovative, productive and challenging conversations to set priorities that balance concerns over local public safety with alternatives to custody that stem cycles of crime. These Community Corrections Partnerships (CCP's) were also tasked with planning for the development and/or enhancement of programming and treatment for offenders with co-occurring mental health needs. The report, available here, is the result of a 2013 survey by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) and fifty-seven of the State’s CCP's on the implementation of local CCP plans.

Changes to Misdemeanor Driving Under The Influence Cases

Effective July 1, 2014, if you are on misdemeanor probation for a Driving Under the Influence conviction you will no longer be assigned to a Probation Technician for supervision.  All current terms and conditions ordered continue to apply.  However, your case has been reassigned to an administratively supervised banked caseload.

If you have any questions or service needs regarding your active probation case please contact the Tuolumne County Probation Department by phone or in person and ask to speak to the adult supervision officer of the day.  if you need to update your contact information, or report law enforcement contact with regards to your case, please submit a write-in form available at 465 S. Washington St, or on-line here.

Voting Rights for Californians with Criminal Convictions

To register to vote you must be a United States citizen, a resident of California, and be at least eighteen years old.

You are eligible to vote if you are on probation, in county jail serving a misdemeanor sentence, in county jail because jail time is a condition of your probation, or done with parole.

You are not eligible to vote if you are currently in state prison, in county jail serving a state prison sentence, in county jail serving a felony sentence under Section 1170(h) of the Penal Code, or on parole.
For specific information regarding Voting Rights for Californians with Criminal Convictions, visit the website for the State of California, Secretary of State.

Probation Office
Linda Downey
Chief Probation Officer

Staff Directory

Physical Address:
465 S. Washington St.
Sonora, CA 95370

Tel:  209-533-7500    
Fax: 209-533-7564

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. -   5:00 p.m.