A defendant may be sentenced to probation by the Arvada Municipal Court Judge after being convicted of a violation in the Arvada Municipal Code of Laws. Example violations include, but are not limited to theft, harassment, and disturbing the peace. On rare occasions, the court will order probation in animal ordinance violations. Arvada Municipal Court probation supervises both adult and juvenile offenders.
Probation is a specified period of time in which the offender is allowed to live in the community but is supervised by a probation officer. Progress and compliance with court-ordered requirements is monitored while protecting the community and victim from further harm.
The City of Arvada Probation division operates under the philosophy of the Risk, Need, and Responsivity model, which matches probation supervision to each individual's identified risks and needs. When appropriate, restorative justice practices may be employed to further aid in community and victim reparation.
The combination of these practices align with the City's Mission: Delivering superior services to enhance the lives of everyone in our community.
- Meeting with probationers on a regular basis
- Referring probationers to a variety of counseling agencies and community resources
- Monitoring drug and alcohol tests
- Providing sentencing recommendations and updating the court