Probation Services

Probation Services offers a number of pretrial and post-trial programs and services to support individuals in complying with court orders and obligations and protect public safety while offering needed social services and community supports. Probation Services may work with individuals at any stage of their case. Probation Counselors provide progress reports to assist the court with decision-making and enforcement of court orders.

Probation Services is committed to helping address underlying challenges that reduce the ability to change criminalized behavior. These challenges include addiction, mental illness, trauma, prior victimization and homelessness.

We strive to decrease re-offense and ensure community safety by helping connect defendants with pro-social activities and personal growth that will improve their lives.

Probation Programs and Services

  • Court Resource Center: A resource hub within the courthouse offering social and community services to anyone who needs them.
  • Personal Recognizance (PR) Screening: Individuals booked into the King County Jail on Seattle Municipal Court charges meet with a PR Screener within a few hours of booking. PR Screeners gather information and assist the court in determining release from jail.
  • Day Reporting: Offered pretrial or post conviction as a jail alternative.
  • Electronic Monitoring: Electronic monitoring is a jail alternative to assist with court compliance.
  • Pre-Trial Diversion Program: Offered at the discretion of the Seattle City Attorney's Office to individuals without significant prior criminal records who have been charged with certain offenses. Participants are required to complete a set of requirements in order to have the charges dismissed. 
  • General Probation: General Probation Counselors monitor post-conviction compliance for non-domestic violence (DV) cases. These include cases involving DUI, theft, non-DV assault, property destruction, etc.
  • Domestic Violence (DV) Probation: Using a rehabilitative approach, DV Probation Counselors supervise individuals who have been charged and sentenced for domestic violence and/or child abuse offenses in the City of Seattle.
  • Mental Health Court Probation: Individuals participating in Mental Health Court voluntarily opt for two years of probation, coupled with housing and treatment provided by community partners.
  • SMC Connected: An innovative program that seeks to restore justice in the community and rehabilitate offenders through community and social service programs, rather than days in jail.
  • Seattle Veterans Treatment Court Probation: Using a therapeutic approach, this program balances the needs of veterans with substance abuse and/or mental health disorders with public safety.
  • Community Service Monitoring Program: Allows individuals to perform community service in lieu of paying infraction or criminal financial obligations.
  • Volunteer OpportunitiesWorking under the supervision of a Probation Counselor, volunteers serve in a number of roles to provide professional services to the court, Probation Services, and offenders.

Contact Probation Services

Probation Services is located on the 8th Floor of Seattle Municipal Court.

Phone: (206) 684-7840

Mailing Address:
Seattle Justice Center
PO BOX 34987
Seattle, WA 98124-4987