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

Juvenile Supervision Unit
Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. If my son/daughter changes high schools will he or she still have the same Probation Officer?

A.

No, each high school is assigned a Probation Officer and probationers will be assigned a Probation Officer according to the high school they are attending.
 
Q. Does the Probation Department offer any type of “Scared Straight” type programs?

A.

Unfortunately, the Probation Department does not offer any type of “Scared Straight” program and due to confidentially issues it does not allow juveniles to tour the Juvenile Justice Campus.
 
Q. Does my record automatically get sealed when I turn 18?

A.

No. You will have to initiate this process by filling out an application at 3333 E. American Ave. Building 701 Suite B to make an appointment to meet with a Deputy Probation Officer. The officer will make a recommendation to the Court; however, the Court has the final decision whether or not to seal your record. In specific cases, the Court can not seal your juvenile record.
 
Q. If I am on probation will the probation officer conduct home visits or search my residence?

A.

Yes. If a minor is placed on a Formal Grant of probation than he or she is ordered to submit their person or property to search and seizure at any time by Probation or peace officer with or without a warrant.
Q. If my child is placed on Formal Probation and turns 18 yrs old, does his probation automatically terminate? 

A.

No. In most cases, the term for a Formal Grant of probation is one year, however the Court has the ability to keep your child on probation until the age of 21 or until Further Order of the Court.
 
Q. Can my child complete community services hours instead of the Court ordered Community Service Work Program?

A.

No. The matter needs to be presented to the Court for a Modification of Probation at which time the Court may modify the order for your child to complete community service hours instead of the Community Service Work Program.
 
Q. Will my child be drug tested while on probation?

A.

Yes, while on probation the minor is subject to random drug testing by the Probation Officer if ordered by the Court.
 
Q. When on the Electronic Monitoring Program, why do I need to remove all the upgrade features from the telephone line?

A.

Without any additional features on the telephone line the Electronic Monitor can easily communicate with the Electronic Monitoring Center without any interruptions.
 
Q. While on the Electronic Monitoring Program, can I be out in the front yard of my house?

A.

No, while on the Electronic Monitoring Program you are placed on house arrest. You are to remain inside the residence at all times unless approved by the Probation Officer.
 
Q. Why does the Electronic Monitor make a beeping sound when I am on the phone?

A.

The beeping sound indicates the monitor needs to communicate with the monitoring center. Just hang up the telephone and wait a few minutes to allow the monitor time to communicate with the monitoring center and then you are able to use the telephone again.
 
Q: When I am on the Electronic Monitor can I go with my parents when they go somewhere?

A.

No, you can’t automatically leave. You need permission from EM staff (for Pre-EM) or your supervising probation officer.
 
Q: How long will I be on house arrest?

A.

If placed on Pre-EM then it is until further notice of the Court. If placed on Post-EM it will the number of days ordered by the Court.
 
Q: Do I have to pay for EM services?

A.

There is no charge for Pre-EM; however, there is a fee for EM if your son/daughter is Court ordered EM as a condition of probation. The fee is $11.00 per day.
 
Q: Can I leave my son/daughter at home while I’m out taking care of personal business?

A.

You can leave your residence at anytime as long as your son/daughter is being supervised by a responsible adult.
 
Q: Can I attend independent studies rather than a mainstream school?

A.

No, you must attend an every day mainstream school program unless there are circumstances that do not allow the you to attend a mainstream school.
 
Q: Can I get off of probation early?

A.

No, unless the Court sets a review date for a possible dismissal or sets a motion hearing for a dismissal of the petition.
 
Q: Why are there Probation Officers on the school campus?

A.

To supervise the minors on probation attending mainstream schools in partnership with the Fresno Police Department’s School Resource Officers. The probation officers also assist the School Resource Officers when responding to incidents that occur on the school campus or the perimeter.