Douglas County Court Services is located in the basement level of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center located at 111 E. 11th street Lawrence, KS.
Court Services FAQ
List of frequently asked questions (FAQ) for Court Services.
Payments for court costs, restitution and fines can be made in person or via mail. If payment is being made in person, it may be paid by cash, check, money order or cashier’s check, payable to DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT, in the Clerk’s Office, located in the basement level of the Law Enforcement and Judicial Law Enforcement Center. There is a $30.00 penalty for returned checks.
In all felony cases a Pre Sentence Investigation (PSI) is ordered by the court upon a conviction/plea prior to sentencing. The PSI report will contain an individual’s criminal history along with the current severity level of conviction(s). The report will provide the sentencing court with a range of sentencing options in accordance with the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines. During the PSI interview, the PSI writer will ask biographical questions pertaining to an individual’s work history, level of education, family dynamics, substance abuse history and mental health history. These questions will help the PSI writer formulate recommendations to the court regarding possible resources to be utilized should an individual be placed on probation/parole.
Your Probation Officer will work with you to help you successfully abide by/complete all conditions of your probation. In addition to promoting public safety, probation is designed to help you work on areas of your life that may have contributed to your current involvement with the legal system.