The Adult Operations Bureau provides services through four divisions - Adult Court Services, Adult Field Supervision, Special Supervision and AB 109/Postrelease Community Supervision. The bureau serves clients released from state prison (post-release community supervision) and county facilities (clients on mandatory supervision, as well as on felony and misdemeanor probation). The division is responsible for supervising these clients in the community, supporting their rehabilitation efforts, and returning them to court if they violate the terms and conditions of their release.
Through extensive and innovative case management, the bureau strives to help clients obtain the skills they need to live crime-free and productive lives. This objective is accomplished by linking clients to services that address their education, employment, substance use and mental health needs, among others. The bureau also conducts investigations, prepares pre-sentence reports for the court, and represents the Probation Department on various matters. Additionally, the bureau provides specialized services to those convicted of domestic violence and sexual offenses.