Supportive Statement 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.