The Probation Department is responsible for supervising and assessing the risk/need level of individuals referred by the judges of the 23rd District Court. Defendants can be sentenced to standard probation, Intensive Supervision Program, or they may qualify for, and voluntarily enter the Regional Treatment Court Program. All of these defendants have access to a wealth of critical resources designed to assist them, along with the expertise of Probation Officers supervising them. The department is also responsible for conducting Pre-sentence Investigations and Substance Abuse Screening and Assessments of defendants referred by the judges of the 23rd District Court. Community Service referrals for defendants with cases in the 23rd District Court are also handled by the Probation Department.