THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT is still open and will address walk-ins or individuals sent over by the court via the lobby telephone.  Once service need is determined, we will use phone or video and connect the individual to any needed services.  People may be brought into our offices on an appointment basis for necessary paperwork.

Carl F. Bryan II Juvenile Hall closed as of 1/1/21.  If you have questions concerning juvenile arrests, bookings and/or detentions, please call Juvenile Probation at (530) 265-1200.


The Probation Department consists of two divisions:

  • Adult
  • Juvenile


Nevada County Probation protects the community by supporting the courts and fostering positive change in the individuals we serve.



As a law enforcement leader, Nevada County Probation strives to create positive outcomes for individuals and the communities in which they live.


About Probation

The Nevada County Probation Department, as an integral part of the Justice System, improves public safety by serving the courts and providing evidenced based practices and interventions.

Reporting to a Probation Officer

You have received instruction from the court to report in person to Probation within 24 hours of being sentenced unless you are returning to custody. 
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AB 109

AB109 is historic legislation that will enable California to close the revolving door of low-level inmates cycling in and out of state prisons.
Community Corrections Partnership Link

Community Corrections Partnership

The California Community Corrections Incentives Act established a Partnership in each county, which consists of several government and community stakeholders.

Paying Fines, Fees & Restitution

Payments for Work Release fees, Interstate Compact fees, and 1203.9 Jurisdictional Transfer fees are made at the Probation Department. 

Victim Services

Probation works closely with the District Attorney and victim support organizations to assist with the financial losses and emotional trauma that can occur as a result of criminal victimization.

Community Service

You have been ordered to perform Community Service by the Court or your Probation Officer.
Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission Link

Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission

Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission was established to inquire into the administration of the juvenile court law in the county or region in which the commission serves.
Megans Law

Megan's Law

Find information about Megan's Law.
Frequently Asked Questions Link


Get answers to your frequently asked questions about the probation department.