Special Programs

Chief Marlon Washington, Probation

Adult Drug Court

The probation Department provides staffing to Marin County's Adult Drug Court. The Adult Drug Court is a collaborative effort between the Probation Department, Health and Human Services, the Superior Court, the District Attorney and the Public Defender that provides intensive supervision and treatment services to defendants whose criminality is directly related to their substance abuse.

Family Violence Court

The Marin County Family Violence Court program is a court-ordered program for individuals convicted of a qualifying family violence offense. The Family Violence Court seeks to compel defendants' compliance with their criminal sentences and improve the conduct of families that desire to stay together by supporting that outcome with court-monitored structure and program assistance for all members of the family.

Support and Treatment After Release (STAR)

Marin's Support and Treatment After Release (STAR) program is a full service partnership providing culturally competent intensive, integrated services to 50 mentally ill offenders. Operating in conjunction with the Mental Health Court, STAR Court is a multidisciplinary, multi-agency team that provides comprehensive assessment, individualized client-centered service planning and linkages to services. Probation staff provide progress reports to the mental Health Court and assist in the coordination of services to clients in the program.

Proposition 36

The Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act, also known as Proposition 36, was passed in 2000. This vote permanently changed state law to allow persons convicted of certain crimes the opportunity to receive substance abuse treatment instead of incarceration. The Probation Department provides monitoring and supervision of defendants participating in Proposition 36, providing progress reports to the Court and referrals for treatment to defendants.

For more information on these programs, please contact Heather Damato.