AB 109 Supervision

Realignment Building Entrance

2171 N. Fine Ave
Fresno, CA 93727 (map)
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (559) 600-7399


Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS)

After serving a state prison commitment, certain persons are released to Probation on PRCS instead of being supervised by state parole (PC 3450).  This PRCS population includes those whose offense is not a serious felony, the person is not classified as a High-Risk Sex Offender, or the person is not required to undergo treatment by the California Department of Mental Health.  Persons who are categorized as listed above will continue to be subject to the jurisdiction of state parole.

Mandatory Supervision (MS)

AB 109 eliminated state prison as a sentencing option for specific felonies and authorized the courts to impose a local prison commitment based on certain criteria.  A person who serves their sentence in county jail pursuant to this change in the law is not subject to parole or Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS).  However, the Court can impose a sentence that includes a period of county jail time and a period of MS, not to exceed the maximum possible sentence.  This population will be supervised by the county probation department (PC 1170(h)).

Case Management

A client- and evidence-based approach is utilized throughout the division.  Interventions within probation/corrections are considered effective when they reduce the person’s risk and subsequent recidivism. When the person’s risk is reduced, there are fewer victims of crime and public safety is enhanced. 

A risk assessment is completed on every person; the score from the assessment determines the level of supervision.  Criminogenic needs are identified from the risk assessment to develop a case plan.  Those needs are targeted to foster successful reentry into the community with the use of incentivized programming.

Persons under Post Release Community Supervision or Mandatory Supervision are placed on caseloads based on their offense or geographic location.  Efforts are made to keep caseloads at a maximum of 50 persons for each officer.  For higher-risk and/or specialized caseloads, the ratio is 35 persons for each officer.  Some of our specialized caseloads include Domestic Violence, Child & Elder Abuse, Sex Offenders, and Mental Health Services.

Programming & Services

In response to criminogenic needs and/or orders of the Court, Probation provides no-cost community-based and contracted services to persons under supervision, including but not limited to:

  • Day Reporting Center (DRC) – Provides a high degree of support for behavior change and the development of positive social attitudes to successfully reintegrate into the community
  • Substance use disorder / co-occurring mental health services – assessment, outpatient, detox, and in-patient treatment   
  • Full-Service Partnership (FSP) for persons with mental health issues including therapy, medication facilitation, and housing
  • Targeted cognitive behavior change classes:
  • Thinking for a Change (T4C)
  • Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART)
  • Parenting program
  • Transitional housing services for homeless persons
  • Building trade and certification cohorts for job skill enhancement and job placement
  • Re-entry employment readiness and job placement services
  • Global Positioning Monitoring (GPS)/SoberTrack