Carla Stalnaker
Chief Probation Officer
Phone: 618-594-6635

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Office Hours:
8 am – 4 pm

Mailing Address:
Clinton County Probation
850 Fairfax Street
Room 120
Carlyle, IL 62231

Department Staff

Adult Probation Officer/Drug Court OfficerChristy FosterExt. 137
Adult Probation OfficerSandy FernandezExt. 138
Juvenile Probation OfficerDennis SturgeonExt. 105
Drug Court OfficerKariJo KrebsExt. 176
Drug Court Coordinator/Case ManagerDustin KiblerExt 121
Administrative OfficerZach SchienschangExt.134
Drug Court TherapistStephanie Altizer
Administrative AssistantJeanna SpitlerExt. 135

The Clinton County Probation Office supervises juvenile and adult offenders sentenced to a term of court supervision or probation by the Clinton County Court system. Probation officers monitor the offenders compliance to court-ordered conditions of probation, complete risk/needs assessments of the offender to determine appropriate supervision strategies, and develop case plans with the offender targeting areas of need for behavioral change. Probation officers work closely with law enforcement, school systems, and social service agencies in supervising offenders on probation.

The Clinton County Probation Department prides itself on working with offenders in a equitable and non-judgemental manner. We strive to assist each of our clients with identifying their risks and needs in order to build skills that will prevent recidivism and promote pro-social beliefs.

News & Events

Visit our Clinton County Drug Court Facebook Page.

Clinton County Probation is now taking bids for a Mental Health Counselor and/or a Substance Abuse Counselor for our Drug Court Program. To apply contact Carla Stalnaker at for a copy of the Invitation for Bids Documents. The deadline for bids is June 21, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. CST.


Forms & Paperwork

Links & Resources


To report Child Abuse please contact the DCFS Hotline at 1-800-252-2873 or online at

Mental Health 24 hours Crisis Line (618) 533-1391

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)



Community Resource Center: (Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling) 618-533-1391(Centralia) or 618-594-4581 (Carlyle) or

SAFE: (Sexual Assault Victims) 800-625-1414 or 618-283-1414 (main office & 24 hours helpline) or

SWAN: (Domestic Violence Victims) Toll free 1-888-715-6260

Brightpoint: (Parent support, runaway issues and youth services) 618-235-5335 or

Gateway Foundation: (Inpatient/Outpatient Substance Abuse services)  1-877-505-4673 or

Chestnut Health Systems: (Mental Health and Substance Abuse) 618-877-4420 (24 hour helpline) or

Angela Center: (Mental Health & Psychiatric) 618-532-6731 or

Coping 4 Kids: (Mental Health & Grief) 618-830-5312

Alcohol Rehab Help – Advocate Services

The Addiction Center


Sex Offender Registry:

Judici: (Local Record Checks – Adult cases only)

Illinois Legal Aid (divorce, child support, custody, expungment/sealing criminal records, identity theft)

Support Groups:

Al-Anon: 757-563-1600 or

AA Meeting Locator: 800-307-6600 or

Nar-Anon: 800-477-6291 or

On-line Meetings:


MERS Goodwill / WIA Program: (helps with job placement and GED testing – must be 17 or older) 618-979-0351

Kaskaskia College Adult Education (GED) Program.  (618) 545-3000 or

Alcohol Rehab Guide:

Programs Offered

The Clinton County Probation Department strives to provide evidenced-based cognitive programming for our clients. Listed below are just some of the various programs we offer.

Drug Court: Special court given responsibility to handle cases involving substance abuse offenders through drug testing, treatment services, and increased supervision.

“Thinking for a Change”: 22 session program for adult offenders that teaches taking control of self by taking control of thinking.

A.R.T. (Aggression Replacement Training): 30 session comprehensive intervention program for aggressive juvenile offenders.

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT): is a cognitive-behavioral treatment program for offender populations that signifacantly lowers recidivism.

Reasoning and Rehablilitation Program (R&R): A program for high risk offenders that targets criminogenic risk and need to reduce recidivism.

Victim Impact Panel: Presentation to DUI offenders by a victim of a DUI incident. Victim speakers may include a victim who was injured as a result of a DUI offense, a family member of a victim of a DUI offense, or the DUI offender who has victimized others as a result of the offense.

The Probation Department uses several other programs and practices that relate to trauma or specific client risk such as trauma- specific groups, interactive journaling, on-line skill buidling, etc.