General Information

Contact Dept

  • Phone:
    (559) 600-3420
  • Email:
    fresnocoprobation@co.fresno.ca.us
  • Address:
    3333 E. American Ave, Suite B
    Fresno, CA 93725
  • Juvenile Services/JJC:
    (559) 600-3996
  • Adult Supervision/AOWP:
    (559) 600-6040
  • Drug Suppression:
    (559) 600-3800
  • Email Department

 

Work Furlough Electronic Monitoring
Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. What are the requirements to participate?  

A.

(a) Base on a voluntary bases with stipulation that must wear a monitoring devise and pay a daily fee while on program.
(b) Must be a resident of Fresno County or a city in close proximity and be sentenced to serve a jail sentence in Fresno County.
(c) Must maintain a working telephone without additional features (no caller id, answer machine, internet services, long distance blocks)
(d) Have a minimum of 30 days to serve on a jail sentence
(e) Have a suitable transportation with proof of drivers license and insurance of transportation
(f) Must not pose a threat to the community and/ or victim.
(g) Have not firearms, or any type of weapons, illegal or otherwise, illegal narcotics, or alcohol in the home
 

Q. What are factors that may result in my exclusion from the EM Program? 

A.

(a) Any crime where a weapon was used
(b) Any crime where serious bodily injury occurred
(c) Any defendant who is a threat to the community
(d) Conviction for sale of narcotics (evaluated on a case by case bases)
(e) All serious felonies described in section 1192.7 of the penal code.
 

Q. What are the fees to participate? 

A.

(a) There is a $60.00 interview fee and upon acceptance there is a $250.00 starting fee to be paid when placed on the monitor with Correctional Healthcare Companies (CHC)
(b) The remaining fees are determined on a sliding scale by CHC.
 
Q. How do I schedule an appointment? 

A.

(a) Visit the “Action Center” at the Fresno County Court House on Van Ness and Tulare or Stop by the Adult Offender Work Program/ EM Office on 890 S. 10th St. Fresno, Ca. 93702 (559) 600-6040.
(b) You must pick up a packet at the above noted location and it must be completed prior to scheduled appointment.
(c) Appointment for Electronic Monitoring program is only on Mondays and must be booked a minimum of 4-6 weeks an advance.
 
Q.  Do you accept transfers?

 A.

Yes, if we have a reciprocal agreement with the sending County.
 
Q.  Do I have to pay intake fee if I paid already in sending County

 A.

Yes, and even if you have been accepted in sending County it does not guarantee acceptance into Fresno County Program, but an intake interview has to be completed to determine acceptance.
 
Q.  What is the maximum amount of jail days you will accept?

 A.

The maximum is 365 days.
 
Q.  Do I need to have a job while on the Electronic Monitoring Program?

 A.

Although it is preferred that the defendant is employed he/or she, will not automatically be denied participation, however, the ability to pay for the program must be demonstrated and the defendant must be in the process of getting a job.
 
Q. What if I miss my appointment?

 A.

If your case is an out of County transfer you would have to get a new referral from the sending County. If your case is a Fresno County case your appointment can be reschedule as long as you’re rescheduled appointment is still prior to your jail stay date.
 
Q.  How soon after my interview will I be placed on the monitor?

 A.

Unless prior arrangements have been made you will be placed on the monitor approximately 10 business days after intake interview