The Probation Department (Probation) employs Probation Officers who provide supervision and can recommend a spectrum of prevention/intervention services based on the needs of the adult and juvenile offenders under their care. In doing so, Probation collaborates with community-based organizations and partners that incorporate evidence-based practices in their programs, which help foster change and promote positive behavior of justice-involved individuals.
Familiarity with client issues is integral to promoting positive changes. Equipped with it, Probation, in working together with community-based organizations and partners, work to combat common issues such as substance abuse, mental illness, employment constraints, and any other socioeconomic concerns that hamper rehabilitation. In identifying these criminogenic needs, the department is better able to find a solution in concert with other organizations to work towards the same goal of rehabilitation and community safety.