The Division of Adult Probation Services supports the mission of the Court by serving the Court and reducing offender recidivism in a manner that enhances the fairness and integrity of the Court’s decisions, promotes accountability and responsiveness in its enforcement of the Court’s orders, and advances public trust and confidence in the justice system.
To provide comprehensive assessments, investigations, and reports; expert testimony; professional recommendations and referrals consistent with evidence-based practices; and other information as requested by the Court in order to assist in the fair and timely resolution of cases in the criminal justice system.
To facilitate a continuum of evidence-based interventions, treatment programs, and supervision techniques designed to alter probationers’ criminal behavior in order to reduce recidivism and increase compliance with the Court’s orders and the conditions of supervision.
To provide leadership and facilitate collaboration among internal and external criminal justice system partners and stakeholders in order to better integrate evidence-based practices; improve communication, data, and information sharing; promote professional understanding; and enhance the delivery of offender and victim services within the justice system.
To provide opportunities for training, development, and continuing education in evidence-based and best-practice initiatives for probation officers and other Court employees in order to enhance the delivery of Court programs and services and improve the Court organization’s level of responsiveness to new conditions and emergent events.