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Probation Supervision - Adults & Juveniles

Date updated: 01/28/2013

Adult and juvenile offenders who are sentenced to probation supervision are assigned varying levels of supervision depending on their individual risk and needs. The length of supervision depends on the Court's sentence. The range of client contact varies from a monthly written or phone-in contact to intensive daily face-to-face contact with a probation officer. Data on this page represent the Eighth Judicial District, which consists of Larimer and Jackson Counties. The large majority of cases, however, are from Larimer County.

All data are based on a point-in-time annual count (annually on June 30th) for adult and juvenile probationers.

What this chart shows: Probation Clients per 1,000 Population in the 8th Judicial District, FY 2003 - FY 2012

*Probationers are counted on June 30 of each year. Age group population is estimated for July 1.

Data Sources: Colorado State Judicial Branch

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What this chart shows: New Juvenile & Adult Probation Clients in the 8th Judicial District, FY 2003 - FY 2012

*New clients represent the total number of unique individuals placed on probation for the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th).

Data Sources: Colorado State Judicial Branch

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What this chart shows: Adults on Probation Supervision in the 8th Judicial District, FY 2003 - FY 2012

*Probationers are counted on June 30 of each year.

Data Source: Colorado State Judicial Branch

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What this chart shows: Juveniles on Probation in the 8th Judicial District, FY 2003 - FY 2012

*Probationers are counted on June 30 of each year.

Data Source: Colorado State Judicial Branch

See data table

What the above data tell us:

There have been several changes in the judicial system over the last decade that have affected probation caseloads in the 8th Judicial District (Jackson and Larimer Counties).

Adults - Between fiscal years 2003 and 2012, the number of adult probationers increased 72.7% from 2,607 cases in FY 2003 to 4,503 cases in FY 2012. During this same time period, the adult population increased by 18.4%.

According to 8th Judicial District probation staff, the continued increase in adult rates has several possible causes:

Juveniles - From fiscal years 2003 to 2012, juveniles on probation varied from a high of 631 in 2009, to a low of 242 in 2006. The 8th Judicial District probation staff cited several potential reasons for the changes in juvenile caseloads:

Probation staff report that youth who have been sentenced to Probation Department supervision continue to have more serious risk factors and are committing more serious crimes than those participating in diversion programs or being supervised by other agencies. The degree of risk is defined using a standardized assessment instrument.

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Data Tables:

Adults and Juveniles on Probation in the 8th Judicial District (Larimer & Jackson Counties)*

Fiscal Year

Adult Population (18-90+)

8th Judicial District Adults on Probation

Rate per 1,000 Adults
(18-90+)

Juvenile Population (10 to 18)

8th Judicial District Juveniles on Probation

Rate per 1,000 Juveniles (10 to 18)

FY 2003

207,568 2,607 12.6 34,252 323 9.4

FY 2004

212,220 2,237 10.5 34,298 254 7.4

FY 2005

215,048 2,276 10.6 33,938 307

9.0

FY 2006

219,750 2,536 11.5 33,916 242 7.1

FY 2007

224,823 2,962 13.2 33,795 267 7.9

FY 2008**

229,878 4,162 18.1 33,670 342 10.2

FY 2009

234,574 5,183 22.1 33,607 631 18.8

FY 2010

237,623 4,858 20.4 33,378 385 11.5

FY 2011

241,808 4,557 18.8 33,834 416 12.3

FY 2012

245,717 4,503 18.3 34,031 401 11.8

*Probationers are counted on June 30 of each year. Age group population is estimated for July 1.

**Some monitoring system cases were placed on probation beginning March 1, 2008.

See chart - 'Rate of Adults and Juveniles on Probation'

See chart - 'Number of Adults on Probation'

See chart - 'Number of Juveniles on Probation'

New Probation Clients in the 8th Judicial District (Larimer & Jackson Counties)*

Fiscal Year

New Adult (Age 18-90+) Clients

New Juvenile (Age 10 to 18) Clients

FY 2003

1,622

262

FY 2004

1,548

187

FY 2005

1,565

284

FY 2006

1,660

219

FY 2007

1,880

258

FY 2008**

3,096

297

FY 2009

4,532

620

FY 2010

4,017

276

FY 2011

3,803

413

FY 2012

3,700

382

*Probationers are counted on June 30 of each year. Age group population is estimated for July 1.

**Some monitoring system cases were placed on probation beginning March 1, 2008.

See chart - 'New Adult and Juvenile Probation Clients'