Probation Officers are the “eyes and ears” of the court. They enforce the orders of the court and make recommendations to a judge.
When probationers fail to comply with court orders, it is the Probation Officer’s responsibility to bring the offender before the court. If a court order is violated, a Probation Officer will order the offender to appear before the court and may recommend additional conditions to improve offenders’ behavior or incarceration.
Probation Officers supervise offenders in the community through unannounced visits to an offender’s home to ensure that they are following the terms of their probation. Probation Officers also facilitate therapeutic and rehabilitative specialty programs for offenders and referrals. In addition, offenders are provided specialty services at the court. ..
These programs include:
- Community Service
- Changing Lives Through Literature
- Drug and Mental Health Courts
- Electronic Monitoring (ELMO) Program
- Parenting Initiatives: Mother and Fatherhood Programs
- Prisoner Re-entry Program
- Sex Offender Containment Unit