The majority of justice-involved individuals placed on supervised probation by the Courts will be assigned to Standard Supervision. These justice-involved individuals must report to a probation officer in person consistently, usually once or twice a month, or as directed by the officer.

Justice-involved individuals are supervised according to their risk to re-offend and needs. Risk and needs are identified using evidence-based assessment tools such as the Offender Screening Tool (OST) or the Field Reassessment Offender Screening Tool (FROST). Treatment and educational programs, along with other local services, have been proven to be more effective in facilitating long-term behavior change versus incarceration. 

Effective treatment approaches include a greater focus on higher-risk justice-involved individuals, motivational interviewing strategies, targeted case planning, or other programs that address anti-social or illegal behavior. Specific treatment may include drug and alcohol counseling, cognitive-based therapy, domestic violence counseling, anger management, or other strategies.

Uniform Conditions of Probation

As for the specific conditions or “terms” of probation, Arizona has uniform conditions that the Courts generally follow. However, at the discretion of the court, additional terms or “Special Conditions” may also be applied. You can view the Uniform Conditions of Probation here.

Probation Conditions May Include:

Monthly visits: Individuals will be required to meet with their probation officer at least 1-2 times per month. These visits will take place at your home as well as at the Probation office. Justice-involved individuals are responsible for getting transportation to and from office visits.

Employment: Individuals will be required to get a job to pay any fines, fees, & restitution ordered. These monies must be paid each month. They may also be required to get a G.E.D. or attend school. 

Drug Testing: Individuals will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing throughout their time on probation, sometimes at their own expense. 

Alcohol Use: If the judge orders them not to consume alcohol, then they cannot have alcohol in their residence and they cannot frequent bars or casinos. 

Contact Restrictions: Individuals will not be allowed to associate with other people who are on probation or parole, or who have any type of criminal record. This may include family members. The probation officer may direct individuals not to have contact with a specific person. Justice-involved individuals are also not allowed to visit anyone in jail or prison. 

Financial Obligations: Justice-involved individuals are required to make a payment towards their fines, fees, and restitution every month. Restitution is money that goes directly to the victim(s). Failure to keep current on restitution payments may result in additional court action. 

If you have any questions or any issues regarding adult standard probation, please feel free to contact the Probation Department at (928) 753-0741 and ask for an on-duty officer.