What We Do

The Client

In 2011 we provided supervision to 279 clients, which included both adult and juvenile clients. Our officers monitor both active and administrative cases.  The active juvenile and adult cases are the most important group of offenders that we work with. These are the offenders that we see on a face to face basis and work with closely helping them to set goals and linking them to services to help them make behavior changes in their lives. When we first get the case, all active cases are  assessed according to Risk to re-offend and Needs of the client and reassessed every three to six months on their progress. The assessment tool we use to score  Risk and Needs of a client determines how often we see them. We see some clients that are assessed at a Maximum level every two weeks and as often as weekly if  needed. With the administrative cases or the non-reporting cases, we do not see the offender face to face on a regular basis, but monitor to ensure that court costs  and fines or restitution are being paid and if treatment conditions are being met. Although we may not see these people on a regular basis, we are still responsible to file violations if the offender is not complying with the court order and monitor these cases through the court system.


The Court

Additional responsibilities of the probation department are to the courts. We provide direct supervision of our clients, prepare written investigative reports to the courts, and inform the courts of the client's performance while under the supervision of the probation department.


The Community

The role of the probation officer within the community consists of informing the community of what probation does, collection of restitution for the victims, reparation back to the community through public service, ensuring the probationers' compliance with the court order to provide public safety, and allowing the probationer to make changes to be a viable member of society.

What We Do

 

The Client

In 2011 we provided supervision to 279 clients, which included both adult and juvenile

clients.  Our officers monitor both active and administrative cases. 

The active juvenile and adult cases are the most important group of offenders that we

work with.  These are the offenders that we see on a face to face basis and work with

closely helping them to set goals and linking them to services to help them make

behavior changes in their lives.  When we first get the case, all active cases are assessed

according to Risk to re-offend and Needs of the client and reassessed every three to six

months on their progress.  The assessment tool we use to score Risk and Needs of a

client determines how often we see them.  We see some clients that are assessed at a

Maximum level every two weeks and as often as weekly if needed.  With the

administrative cases or the non-reporting cases, we do not see the offender face to

face on a regular basis, but monitor to ensure that court costs and fines or restitution

are being paid and if treatment conditions are being met.  Although we may not see

these people on a regular basis, we are still responsible to file violations if the offender

is not complying with the court order and monitor these cases through the court system.

 

The Court

Additional responsibilities of the probation department are to the courts.  We provide

direct supervision of our clients, prepare written investigative reports to the courts,

and inform the courts of the client’s performance while under the supervision of the

probation department.

 

The Community

The role of the probation officer within the community consists of informing the

community of what probation does, collection of restitution for the victims, reparation

back to the community through public service, insuring the probationers’ compliance

with the court order to provide public safety, and allowing the probationer to make

changes to be a viable member of society.