Probation Officers maintain the responsibility for probationers sentenced by the court. They provide supervision to these probationers based on their risk to reoffend in the community as determined by a validated risk assessment. This supervision consists of monitoring probation with office visits, criminal record checks, urinalysis and Breathalyzer, collateral contacts and referring probationers to agencies to receive services to address issues likely contributing to their criminality. Probation Officers are trained to use “Evidence Based Practices” in working with probationers from all walks of life in an attempt to direct probationers to services in the community to address concerns. Probation Officers work closely with the Courts, the States Attorney and Public Defender office, private attorneys and treatment providers. Our goal is to reduce recidivism and work with probationers to complete all of their court ordered conditions to successfully complete probation.