Probation Division

Update to All Clients

Please contact your probation officer for reporting instructions prior to coming in. It is your responsibility to keep in touch with your probation officer. All probation officer contact numbers are listed on this website.

The Judicial Center public entrance hours will change to 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. effective immediately and remain in effect until further notice.

Per Administrative Order No. 2020-12-02

  • Face masks must be work by every person entering the courthouse building, with no exceptions. Face masks shall be worn at all times in the building, including inside the courtrooms.
  • Social Distancing Guidelines shall be strictly enforced, including areas of private circulation. Current CDC social guidelines recommends staying at least six feet from other people.
  • Due to social distancing, no more than three persons are permitted on an elevator at any time.
  • All persons entering the courthouse through the public entrances must undergo a health screening with required temperature check.

**Manatee County Probation Victim Impact Panel is cancelled until further notice. Please check back frequently for updates, contact the office or contact your Probation Officer**

Click here for information on the SCF Traffic Safety Institute Victim Impact Panel

While first protecting the public, the Manatee County Probation Division is committed to providing ethical, compassionate supervision and monitoring of defendants placed under our charge by the courts in Manatee County. To the best of our ability, we will follow the directives of the court and serve as the conduit between the courts and the many agencies that serve the criminal justice community in our county. 

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Office Location
Manatee County Judicial Center
1051 Manatee Avenue West
Hensley Wing, 5th Floor
Bradenton, Florida 

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206-1000

Phone: (941) 749-3051

Fax: (941) 742-5886 

Probation Division Brochure

Neighborhood Services Director
Ava Ehde

Probation Services Manager
Jennifer B. Burgh

Chief Probation Officer
Dana L. McMahon

Chief of Pretrial Services
Michael Rogers

Pre-Trial Intervention Specialist
Willanthia "Willa" Browdy

Offender Work Program
Mike Miranda

Manatee County Pretrial and Probation division IS dual accreditED

Manatee County Pretrial Release is one of the few Florida agencies to have achieved state accreditation for both pretrial and probation services through the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission.

An accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards. Schools, universities, and hospitals are some of the most well-known organizations that are required to maintain accreditation.

Now, law enforcement agencies and Inspectors General in Florida can attain accredited status through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. Correctional facilities and agencies with pretrial responsibilities can achieve accredited status through the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission, Inc.

Accreditation has helped county operations become more streamlined and consistent, assuring employees that every aspect of the agency’s personnel system is in compliance with professional standards.

Manatee County's four probation officers screen approximately 300 clients per month for pretrial release, so clients who cannot afford bond will not be required to stay in jail. Manatee's 15 probation officers supervise an average of 1,400 clients per month, on pretrial release and misdemeanor probation.