Contact Information

Probation Department
1525 Court St., 1st Floor
Redding, CA 96001

Phone: (530) 245-6200
Fax: (530) 245-6241

Adult Division

Chelsey Chappelle, Division Director

1525 Court St., 1st Floor
Redding, CA 96001

Phone: (530) 245-6200
Fax: (530) 245-6241

The adult division writes pre-sentence investigations for the Superior Court, supervises convicted felons granted probation, and operates the adult work program, the domestic violence program, and the addicted offender program. Some of these programs are described below.

Addicted Offender Program

In January 1995 the Shasta County Court began the Addicted Offenders Court Supervision Program. The Program is designed for repeat offenders who are substance abusers. It is for the individual who has not been able to overcome their addiction utilizing other community resources. It is for non-violent offenders, who have entered a plea to a felony and are on or about to be placed on felony probation. The purpose of the Program, which utilizes a team approach, is to assist offenders who sincerely want to break the cycle of addiction and become responsible, law abiding citizens.

The Probation Department, through its Drug Court Coordinator, evaluates and assesses the appropriateness of individuals applying to the program. The Drug Court Advisory Committee, consisting of the judge overseeing the program and a team of professionals, assess the suitability of the applicant for participation in the program. Once accepted into the program, the Coordinator provides the necessary intensive supervision and case management of these individuals, reporting to the Court and the Advisory Committee on the progress and status of each participant on a weekly, semi-monthly and monthly basis.

The Coordinator works closely with the Treatment Case Manager assigned to the program by Shasta County Alcohol and Drug. Through their efforts and the efforts of the Drug Court Advisory Committee, the participant is provided with the necessary resources, skills, and knowledge to lead a productive life without drugs. The program is, on average, eighteen months to two years in length.

Proposition 36

The Shasta County Proposition 36 unit was formed as a result of the passage of the Substance Abuse Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (Proposition 36), which mandates treatment for non-violent drug offenders in lieu of jail time. In Shasta County, the Probation Department, Shasta County Alcohol and Drug (SCAD), and the courts work very closely together in an effort to provide a well-rounded program for clients to help assure their successful rehabilitation.

The Court places drug offenders on Probation with specific conditions that allow them to be searched without warrant and to be tested for illicit substance use. They are directed by the Court to report to the Probation Department immediately, as well as to SCAD for a treatment assessment. The defendant is then ordered by the court to return to court in 2 weeks to confirm that the defendant has reported to both Probation and SCAD as directed.

The Prop. 36 Probation Unit and the SCAD are housed next door to each other. This greatly enhances the defendants' show-up rate for appointments at both offices. The defendants are then routinely drug tested and monitored by both SCAD and Probation to ensure they are staying drug free, are participating in drug treatment, and are following the orders of the Court. Defendants are scheduled for court at both the 120 and 240-day marks of their Proposition 36 one-year program.

If they have successfully completed the requirements of Probation and SCAD, and all fines and fees have been paid in full, the Court will dismiss their charges. In Shasta County there are 2 full-time Deputy Probation Officer, a Probation Assistant, and a Supervising Probation Officer who oversee in excess of 300 clients.

Domestic Violence

Persons convicted of either a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence who are granted probation by the Court are supervised by the Probation Department for compliance with Court orders, including completing a one-year batterer program. Many are required to stay-away from the victim or to pay restitution to the victim.

The Probation Officer and Probation Assistant assigned to these cases interviews each defendant, provides information on where approved batterer's programs are located and works with the program providers to insure each defendant is attending each weekly session as required. In Shasta County there are over 650 persons on felony or misdemeanor domestic violence probation.

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