The Probation Division of King County District Court provides assessments and offender supervision in a Judge-Supervised probation model. Probation Officers monitor compliance with probation conditions as the court directs under a General Administrative Order, unless otherwise directed in writing by the sentencing or supervising judge. Probation Services are currently provided for high impact and repeat offenders, such as those convicted of violent offenses, and Driving Under the Influence. Probation services are provided in the King County District Court Regional Mental Health Court and the King County Domestic Violence Court, as well as to 12 cities that contract for traditional services. There are currently five Probation Mental Health Specialists, one Domestic Violence Court Unit Probation Officer, and 11 traditional court Probation Officers divided among five locations:
- Auburn (serving Auburn)
- Issaquah (serving Redmond and Issaquah)
- MRJC (serving MRJC DV Court and Burien)
- Seattle (serving Seattle, the Regional Mental Health Court, and Veterans Court)
- Shoreline (serving Shoreline and Seattle)
The Probation Mental Health Specialists hold Master’s Degrees with concentration in the social/behavioral sciences, and have specialized training dealing with mentally ill offenders. Probation Officers hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree and are certified Probation Assessment Officers through the Department of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR), meeting all of the educational and experience requirements to conduct DUI alcohol and other drug assessments. Probation Officers conduct alcohol and drug assessments in conjunction with in-office presentence evaluations and in-custody evaluations under order of the court.
Copies of signed Requests for Court Action filed by Probation Officers are available to the attorney of record on individual cases by e-mail request. Generic or batch requests for reports will not be accepted. The case number and date the document was filed or the date of the hearing must be included in the request. Upon verification that the requestor is the attorney of record on the case, the requested report will be e-mailed to the requestor. Requests should be sent to the sentencing courthouse locations at the e-mail addresses below:
Maleng Regional Justice Center (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A list of agencies is offered by the King County District Court solely for your convenience. Inclusion on this list by the Court should not be construed as an endorsement for any particular treatment provider or the quality of services rendered. You are solely responsible for locating and contracting for the appropriate treatment services. This list is periodically updated. If you have corrections or additions, please mail the information to Probation Services at E-310 King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. The lists were last updated on 02/2013. Master Referral List Victims Panel.
Treatment Provider Information
Letter to Treatment Agencies and multi-court agreement
Letter of Clarification to Treatment Agencies from Judge Burns