Probation Division

The Manatee County Probation Division office is located in the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Avenue West, Hensley Wing, 5th Floor Bradenton, Florida. The mailing address is: P.O. Box 1000, Bradenton, FL 34206-1000.
Telephone number: 941.749.3051, Fax number: 941.742.5886

Mission Statement: 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.

Misdemeanor Probation

Misdemeanor Probation

The Probation Division provides pre-sentence and post-sentence services including misdemeanor probation, supervised release, offender work program and pre-trial intervention.
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Pretrial Release Services

Pretrial Release Services

Manatee County Supervised Release aspires to benefit the local Criminal Justice System and surrounding community by providing relief from unnecessary and expensive jail overcrowding as a reasonable alternative to pretrial detention for qualifying arrestees. read on Pretrial Release Services

Offender Work Program

Offender Work Program

This program will provide a sentencing alternative for offenders who could be given the option at the time of sentencing to perform various labor activities for the benefit of the community in lieu of incarceration at the Manatee County Jail. The program participant is paying his/her debt to society by working in Manatee County, thereby saving the taxpayer money. The Offender Work Program can be an extremely useful jail management tool. read on Offender Work Program

Pre-Trial Intervention

Pre-Trial Intervention

The Pre-Trial Intervention Program is for first time offenders only. This is a 90 day Program, in which participants are required to pay $55.00 per month Cost of Supervision fees, Investigative Costs, State Attorney Costs and complete 25 hours community service at an approved site. read on Pre-Trial Intervention

Victim Impact Panel

Victim Impact Panel

The DUI Victim Impact Panel Program is an awareness program for offenders charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The panel is a non-confrontational presentation, consisting of crime victims telling personal stories of how impaired drivers forever changed their lives. Guest speakers, movies and information are also provided. The panel presents a unique perspective to the offender that is often overlooked or simply cannot be taught by the courts and the DUI offender schools.

The program was created with one purpose in mind: to show offenders first-hand about the trauma, physical pain, emotional suffering and devastation, financial loss, anger and frustration that is commonly experienced by innocent victims and their family members resulting from a DUI-related crash. read on Victim Impact Panel

Special Response Team

Special Response Team

Manatee County misdemeanor probation and Manatee County Police Departments formed a partnership. Probation officers and police officers go into the community to monitor high risk offenders, as well as monitor condition compliance. A weekly schedule utilizing one day per week is coordinated with agencies detailing which offenders to visit and the location. read on Special Response Team