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Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Madera County Probation Department is to encourage positive change in the lives of offenders through Collaborative Partnerships, Evidence Based Practices, and Corrective Services.


The vision of the Madera County Probation Department is to strive for excellence by providing innovative programming through evidence-based practices. Our team is devoted to become the model Department in community corrections by inspiring all staff to achieve their maximum professional potential with integrity, accountability, and commitment to public safety.

Core Values

Law                         Obey and enforce all laws within our community.

Ever Evolving         Continually embracing progress.

Accountability       Willingness to accept responsibility.

Diversity                 Our diverse staff contributes to our mission.

Empathy                 Understanding of another's experience.

Respect                  Show regard or consideration of others.

Supportive             Mentoring with encouragement and understanding.

Humor                    Maintaining a fun easygoing work environment.

Integrity                 Adherence to moral and ethical principles.

Professionalism    Always making the right decision even though it might not be the popular choice.

Probation is one component of a complex system of justice. The citizens have given the system as a whole the responsibility of protecting them from harm by criminal offender And this decree has been enforced by the legislature which has statutorily identified the system's prime responsibility as holding our citizens safe from criminal harm.

Our mission as Probation Officers is to serve the citizenry of Madera County by discharging the duties assigned us by California statutes. Since these duties are many and varied, our mission is multiple.

As fact gatherers, we have responsibility for recommending those actions which offer greatest potential for positive change by the offender when potential for such change is seen to exist, provided this can be done without placing the citizenry in harm's way. Where risk of harm is present, our responsibility is to recommend that action which offers greatest protection from that harm.

As enforcers and monitors, we must first see to the proper execution and enforcement of the court's orders, doing so in a firm yet humane manner. This role runs a continuum from absolute enforcer to total supporter arid we must ever adjust our position along that continuum as defendants behavior decrees.

To effectively discharge our duties, we must have the ongoing support of the citizens and must maintain positive inter-agency relations at all levels of service. This means each and every staff member, in any contact with either citizens of the community representatives of any agency, is representing our entire agency and the image of our agency as a whole is the composite of each and all of those contacts.

Included in our prime responsibility of protecting our citizens from harm is the responsibility to protect our clients from harming themselves, and therein is the blending of the role of enforcer and helper.

Juvenile Hall:

The Probation Department is also responsible for operation and administration of the Juvenile Hall. Juvenile Hall is a place of detention for juvenile offenders taken into custody within the provisions of Section 602 of the Juvenile Court Law. These young people are detained for their protection or the protection of the community, pending and/or serving final disposition of their cases. Programs include temporary detention pending court disposition, holding for other agencies, and varying lengths of residential care. Treatment programs include full-time school within the Juvenile Hall for continuation of education.

Juvenile Boot Camp:

On March 12, 1996, the Board of Supervisors agreed to set into motion the necessary plans to build a 60-bed Juvenile Boot Camp Facility. As a result of the Board's actions, the Juvenile Boot Camp began operation prior to the start of the 1997-98 budget year. The Camp's objective is to instill, by way of military protocols, structure, discipline, and accountability while in a correctional environment. The Camp Program provides therapeutic intervention, education and family involvement in the rehabilitation process.

Court Day School:

Any minor expelled from a school district must receive their education from a Community School under the auspices of the Superintendent of Schools. The School is separate from the traditional school setting and addresses special educational needs. The typical student in a Community School is dysfunctional in the classroom and not normally willing to accept authority. The School is located on the County property next to Juvenile Hall. The Probation Department assigns two Deputy Probation Officers to be on-site as authority figures, as well as to interact with the students, parents and staff. The Probation Department uses a portion of the facilities for a Court Day School. Minors who would otherwise be sentenced to Juvenile Hall of truancies and non-violent offenses are committed to the Court Day School and placed on electronic monitoring house arrest for a period of 90 days.

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Contact the Probation Department

Madera County Probation
209 West Yosemite Avenue
Madera, CA 93637
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Juvenile Correctional Camp
28281 Ave 14
Madera, CA 93638

Adult Services Division
14241 Road 28
Madera, CA 93638
Fax: (559) 675-7978

Juvenile Services Division
28261 Ave 14
Madera, CA 93638

Juvenile Detention Facility
28219 Ave 14
Madera, CA 93638

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311