Probation Services

By providing post-trial case management, Probation Services supports individuals with court-ordered obligations to address underlying challenges, such as drug addiction, mental illness and homelessness, that interfere with positive behavioral change. Based on recommendations from the Vera Institute of Justice, we are evolving our probation services so that we can most effectively support clients to transition out of the criminal legal system permanently. 

Click below for a short video explaining what probation is and what a client can expect while in the program:

What We Do

Probation is a jail alternative in which counselors are paired with clients to support them as they meet court-ordered obligations, which often include engagement in drug treatment or other therapeutic interventions. The Community Resource Center, a resource hub within the courthouse offering connections to services such as employment support and housing assistance, is a vital part of our work to support clients. 

The majority of probation clients have cases related to driving under the influence (DUI) or domestic violence charges. Probation counselors support all of Seattle Municipal Court's specialized court programs: Domestic Violence Intervention Project, Mental Health Court, and Seattle Veterans Treatment Court

Client Resources

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

Municipal Court

Address: 600 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO BOX 34987, Seattle, WA, 98124-4987
Phone: (206) 684-5600

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Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Holidays.
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