Supervisor: Sarah Schmitt 970-475-2838. The court may order a presentence investigation prior to imposing sentence on a criminal offense. The investigation is conducted by a probation officer to gather information regarding risk for re-offense, service needs, criminal, social, education and substance abuse history and impact of the offense on victim(s). The information is used to inform sentencing decisions and supervision strategies.
Supervisor: Cindy Peterson 970-475-2827. This team provides supervision to adults placed on regular probation by the court. Clients are assessed for risk and need and supervised accordingly. The probation officer makes referrals to outside agencies for any needed resources such as for substance abuse evaluation and treatment, employment assistance etc. The probation officer assists the offender in complying with any special conditions ordered by the court.
Supervisor: Joe Murphy 970-475-2866. The juvenile team supervises juveniles placed on probation by the court. Probation officers work with juveniles and their family or support system to help them adhere to court requirements. The probation officers work closely with the schools, Weld Human Services and local treatment agencies to achieve positive behavior change in the youth.
JISP is a sentencing option for selected high risk juvenile offenders and is designed to deliver intensive case management to include monitoring of school progress, referral for remedial educational assistance, home visits, electronic monitoring, drug testing, skill building and treatment services, as required.
Coordinator: Sheri Mann 720-606-8005. The Probation Department/s Victim Assistance Coordinator provides services when an offender is placed on probation. Consistent with the Colorado Victim Rights Amendment, victims of specified crimes are notified of the defendant's sentence to probation and are invited to request notification of significant events during the period of probation. The Victim Assistance Coordinator provides referrals for victims, as well as general assistance.
Supervisor: Jeff Valerio 970-475-2848. Offenders convicted of domestic violence crimes are screened and assessed to determine the most appropriate level of supervision based on their assessed risk and needs. Supervision attempts to balance the victim and public safety with offender treatment needs. Probation officers supervising domestic violence offenders collaborate with law enforcement, victim services and treatment providers and the greater community.
Supervisor: Joe Gerber 970-475-2813. The Sex Offender Intensive Supervision Probation Program (SOISP) provides the highest level of supervision to adult sex offenders who are placed on probation. In 2001 a statutory change required all felony sex offenders convicted on or after July 1, 2001, to be supervised by the SOISP program. The State of Colorado has adopted a model of containment in the supervision and management of sex offenders. SOISP Officers work closely with specialized treatment providers and law enforcement to manage supervision of the offender in the community. Depending on the offender, elements of containment may include severely restricted activities, daily contact with a probation officer, curfew checks, home visitation, employment visitation and monitoring, drug and alcohol screening, and /or sex offense specific treatment to include the use of polygraph testing.
The Female Offender Program (FOP) is designed to deliver intensive gender based case management to include frequent contact, skill building, regular employment or vocational/educational efforts, drug testing, home visits, electronic monitoring and participation in treatment, as required.
The Mental Health Caseload is intended to serve offender's whose mental health disorder primarily, rather than their criminogenic needs, significantly disrupts their ability to meet the demands of regular probation. The objective of this specialized caseload is to provide intensive treatment centered probation supervision for high need and/or high risk offenders with severe and persistent mental illness. Offenders with a documented Serious Mental Illness, who are granted regular probation or a deferred sentence, can be referred and internally screened to assess for placement on the Mental Health Caseload.
Collections Investigator Geri Eckes 970-475-2828 or Sandra Perez 970-475-2805. Walk-in hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 to 4:30. Collections Investigators are responsible for collecting court ordered fines, fees, costs, and restitution. Defendants who do not pay assessed amounts immediately must meet with a Collections Investigator to determine if they are eligible for a payment plan. Defendants will either be informed that they do not qualify and must pay their balance in full within two business days or a payment plan will be established.
Carlos Lang 970-475-2811 The Probation Department has a full-time Spanish language interpreter that provides interpretive services for the Spanish-speaking offenders undergoing court ordered evaluations or investigations or who have been placed on probation.
Drug Court -Weld County established an Adult Drug Court with a mission of integrating substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, intensive supervision and judicial oversight to promote public safety and individual responsibility, to reduce crime, and to improve the quality of life for participants and their families. The purpose of the Weld County Drug Court is to hold participants accountable and help them develop the skills necessary to attain long term sobriety.The probation officer assigned to Drug Court provides close monitoring, frequent/ random drug screens, substance abuse treatment referral and coordination and accountability.
DUI Court is a county court program,that targets repeat drunk driving offenders who abuse alcohol at a high level or who are alcohol dependent and whose assessment, including amenability to treatment,indicates they would benefit from intensive supervision and treatment. The participant undergoes a substance abuse assessment and a supervision plan is developed with his/her probation officer that includes random drug testing, treatment, regular court reviews, community service, fines and restitution, and increasingly severe sanctions for non-compliance.
Supervisor: Marlene Amat 970-475-2862. The Alcohol Drug Driving Safety Program conducts alcohol/drug evaluations and makes treatment recommendations for offenders convicted of driving under the influence of, or impaired by, drugs or alcohol. The probation officer then provides supervision or monitoring to ensure the offender completes court ordered education, treatment, community service and a Victim Impact Panel that may be required.