The World of Probation
The purpose of the Fayette County Adult Probation Department is to assist in the protection of the community by safely and effectively supervising probationers. Compliance with court ordered conditions are positively reinforced while holding individuals accountable for violations through the continuum of sanctions. The department works to provide quality, professional services to the Court and community.
What you should do if you know someone who has violated the terms of probation or has an active warrant for their arrest from the Probation Department?
Offenders may not have the same probation rules, due to the fact that probation violation conditions vary from case to case. If you believe that someone you know has violated probation or has an active warrant, you may call the Adult Probation Department at 740-335-2761. As violations of probation must be documented and verified, please be aware that the probation officer must take certain steps before acting on the information provided.
The Adult Probation Department works with the Court to establish policies and procedures that will provide staff with an understanding of the department's purpose.
The Department staff is trained for existing programs and the development of new programs that will contribute to the success of probationers.
The staff assists in the fair administration of justice by providing accurate and timely communication to the Court.
The Probation Officers are committed to the provision of effective guidance for individuals under Court supervision by:
- Utilization of appropriate and effective community resources to facilitate behavior modification.
- Ensuring that individuals have a clear understanding of their conditions of supervision and provide consistent supervision through face-to-face community and collateral contacts.
- Reinforcing law-abiding behavior and compliance with conditions with a belief that individuals are capable of change and success.
- Setting a positive example.
- Holding offenders accountable for violation of probation through the continuum of sanctions.
Staff members have a duty to respond to the needs of victims by collecting restitution and providing pertinent information in accordance with restorative justice principles.