Adult Court Services
Adult Court Services Manager Mark Eger
Probation Manager Mark Eger began his career with Placer County Probation as a part-time employee in 2003 and was quickly awarded a full-time position in January of 2004. During his time in the department, he has been assigned to both Adult and Juvenile Field Supervision, Adult Court, Alternative Sentencing, and the Juvenile Detention Facility. While assigned as a Supervisor in the Juvenile Division, he was instrumental in developing an evidence-based Juvenile and Family Treatment Court program as well as the Council for Young Men.
Mark serves as a department firearms instructor and impact weapons instructor; he teaches correctional courses at Yuba College where he is also a firearms and physical training instructor at the modular academy. He was recognized as CPOC’s Trainer of the Year for his work as a facilitator for the Supervisor Leadership Academy (SLA).
He graduated from Buena Vista University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and History and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado. He earned a Master’s Certificate in Law Enforcement Management from the University of Colorado’s Graduate School of Public Affairs. Mark retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Senior Master Sergeant after 24 years of service.
The court unit's mission is to promote accountability, community safety, and rehabilitation for clients by completing investigative reports for the court, utilizing evidence-based programming while ensuring victims' rights, and establishing victim restitution.
Probation officers conduct investigations for the court pursuant to Proposition 63. During their investigations, they access various automated systems that include the Department of Justice (DOJ) Automated Firearm System to determine if the defendant has complied with the law. Investigating Probation Officers inform the court if the defendants’ own, has surrendered firearms to law enforcement, sold to a licensed firearms dealer, transferred to a firearms dealer, or if the defendant has complied with the law.
Court Services are State Mandated and consist of Probation Officers preparing written reports for the Court by conducting a factual and thorough investigation into a client’s behavior, history, assets, impact on victims, mitigating and aggravating circumstances, assessing future risk, and identifying needs to reduce reoffending behavior. Additionally, these reports provide judicial officers with reasoned sentencing options that conform to statutory and Case Law requirements. Reports include the terms and conditions of Probation, if eligible, to promote accountability and community safety and rehabilitation for the client utilizing evidence-based programming. Through the Court process, Probation works to ensure victims’ rights and establish victim restitution.
Out of County Supervision
The goal of the out of county team is have cases jurisdictionally transferred to their home county via the 1203.9 PC process in order to receive appropriate risk based supervision and services. This goal is impacted by a multitude of variables such as AB1950 which limits the length of most probation terms, clients not eligible for transfer due to a pending VOP, owing custody time, or not have a verifiable residence to name a few. Officers assigned to the out of county team are expected to work with clients to remove barriers for 1203.9 transfer and supervise the ineligible clients.
The objective of the officer assigned to the PREP Center is to act as a conduit between PREP transition specialist and probation officers to ensure clients are engaged in one-on-one and group-level services to assist with their successful transition into the community. To maximize the success of clients participating in PREP (including NCCT, PC1000, and BTP clients).
The Court Liaison provides Court presentations on a rotating basis. Duties include prior planning and preparation of the court calendar, updating information on probation violations, generating orders and credits on waived referrals, assisting other probation officers on Court matters, conducting follow-up investigations on select cases, and assisting the clerks and judges in expediting the court calendar, coordinating communication between the clerks, Judges and Probation Department. Collaborates with the Defense and Prosecutor to negotiate VOP settlements.
Adult Drug Court
The Adult Drug Court Program provides participants the ability to complete their court ordered sentence while receiving evidence based substance abuse treatment. Through the assessment process, participants will complete residential programming, transitional services, and regular court hearings. The program aims to keep low-level drug offenders from crowding the courts and the jails, while addressing their substance abuse and rehabilitation. The program is a joint effort among the Placer County Courts, the Placer County District Attorney, the Placer County Adult System of Care, the Public Defender's Office, and the Placer County Probation Department. Each of the tracks is designed for drug-addicted defendants who are facing charges related to drug use. Tracks I and II are deferred entry-of-judgment programs; charges are dismissed following the individual's successful completion of the contract.
PC 1000 is a statutorily created diversion program. The general diversion procedures are outlined in Penal Code §1000-1000.6. Common elements include: No admission of guilt, exoneration of bail, dismissal on successful completion of diversion, subsequent description of arrest (Defendant may lawfully answer that they have never been arrested or charged unless applying for a peace officer position), defendant is entitled to hearing prior to termination for cause and statements of the defendant are inadmissible in other proceedings. The overall goal for the assigned probation officer is to improve diversion outcomes among PC 1000 participants, ensure the timely completion of court deliverables, and track and provide outcome data. Additionally, the probation officer should seek to ensure participants are receiving the appropriate level of education, treatment and rehabilitation.