In response to legislative changes on a statewide basis our Domestic Violence Probation Unit was established to supervise these high risk offenders and also keep open communication with the victims associated with these offenders. Our probation officers supervise domestic violence caseloads and work daily with the Probation Field Supervision Unit to closely monitor these high risk cases in the office and the circuit. Probation strategies, including surveillance, allow the probation officer to enforce the court orders and orders of protection. The Probation Field Supervision Unit regularly checks after hours with the defendant and victims to ensure compliance and the family’s safety. Probation officers coordinate with domestic violence treatment programs and contact victims, spouses, and significant others to ensure that appropriate resources are provided.