Probation

Probation Department Information

224 East Kiowa, Room 230

PO Box 2169, Mail Code 1530
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2169
Phone: (719) 385-5923

Email: PReception@springsgov.com

This department handles Municipal Court cases only. Those who have gone through either County Court or District Court should contact their probation officer at 4th Judicial District Adult Probation at (719) 452-5900. 

Payment Extensions

Most people are referred to the Probation Department by judges after they have requested time to pay a fine. For payment arrangement options, please see the court's Minute Order. Payments can be made online or in person by cash, check, money order, VISA, Mastercard, or Discover.


Those who cannot pay in full are required to answer a number of background questions and wait to see a Probation Technician to establish an agreeable payment schedule. In such cases, the court may impose an additional $25 administrative fee. To save time, you can download the Financial Affidavit, fill it out, and bring it to the Probation Department after your court appearance. (Note: To read this document, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Sentencing Information

Some people are referred to the probation department by judges who want more information before imposing a sentence. In such cases the judge orders a pre-sentence investigation (PSI) report. An independent investigator, who interviews the participants in the incident, checks the defendant's prior criminal record and personal background. Probation staff members then establish the date the defendant is to return to court for sentencing.

Restitution

If a criminal incident has resulted in property damage or personal injury, the judge may order the defendant to pay restitution (compensation) to the victim of the crime. Restitution is often recommended to the judge by probation staff. In such cases, both the victim and the defendant interact with probation staff. The victim is generally asked to provide documentation for the amount of restitution being requested; the defendant then works out an acceptable payment plan with the probation officer. Restitution payments can be made in Room 108 of the Violations Bureau or mailed to the Court.

To pay by mail, send payments to:

Attn: Restitution Payments

Municipal Court

PO Box 2169

Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2169

Formal Probation

Formal Probation is a sanction imposed on repeat or resistant offenders who are identified as being able to benefit from serving a sentence under the supervision of a Probation Officer. At sentencing, the offender may have a fine and/or jail time suspended on the condition that they comply with formal probation. Specific terms of formal probation may be ordered by the Court based upon recommendations from the Probation Department.

Probation Programs

In addition to the imposition of fines and costs, judges often impose required attendance at remedial schools and classes as a condition of probation. Probation Officers arrange such attendance and monitor compliance with the judge's orders. The following table includes a list of possible programs/measures offenders may be ordered to participate in and complete. Other measures may be ordered by the Court as recommended by the Probation Department.

 

Probation Programs/Measures
Alcohol/Drug Assessment & Treatment Petty Theft Education
Anger Management Counseling Public Service Work Program
Cognitive Skills Training Program Restitution Payments
Conflict Management Class School or Alternative School Programs
Domestic Violence Counseling Essay
Women's Group Random Urinalysis Screens
Level 1 Alcohol & Drug Awareness for Young Adults  
Mental Health Counseling and/or Medication  
Monitored Antabuse Programs

Proof of Compliance

Failure to comply with probation orders could result in your probation being revoked. It is your responsibility to ensure that proof of compliance is sent to the Probation Department as soon as the completion of a condition is satisfied. If circumstances arise that may impair your ability to comply with the Probation Order, you should promptly return to the Probation Department and explain the circumstances.