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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Tavares Circuit Office

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Susan Cizmadia
Circuit Administrator
28402 CR 561
Tavares, Florida 32778

(352) 742-6246
Fax: (352) 742-6014

E-Mail:
tavares.cir@
mail.dc.state.fl.us

Counties Served: Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter.

General Information: This circuit covers five counties in middle Florida. Probation officers supervise offenders in the community who have been placed on probation or community control by the court and offenders who have been released from prison with post-release supervision. Probation officers enhance public safety by monitoring offender’s compliance with conditions of supervision. Probation officers assist offenders with resources and services necessary to transition from prison or jail to the community. Probation officers increase the offender’s likelihood of succeeding by using evidence based practices including assessment of risk and needs, enhancing offender motivation, providing positive reinforcement and ongoing support, and offering classes for self-improvement and behavior change including Life Skills, How to Make it on Probation or Community Control, Employment Interviewing and Application skills, Thinking for a Change or Moral Recognition Therapy Cognitive Behavior classes. Probation officers refer offenders to various community resources to assist them in obtaining employment, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, as well as other positive, self improvement programs to assist the offender.

Directions: Traveling North from Orlando on Highway 441, turn left onto FL-19 S/N Duncan Dr. Take State Road 19 to County Road 561 and turn left. Stay on CR 561 for approximately two (2) miles. Destination will be on the left shortly after crossing CR 448.

Offenders Under Supervision (as of June 30, 2012):  8,530

Community Based Sanctions and Programs: Substance abuse, mental health and sex offender treatment programs.

Offices

050 - OCALA EAST
24 NE 1st ST
Ocala, Florida 34470-6651
(352) 732-1215
Fax: (352) 732-1720

051 - TAVARES-MAIN / CIRCUIT OFFICE
28402 CR 561
Tavares, Florida 32778
(352) 742-6242
Fax: (352) 742-6013

052 - BUSHNELL
4420 S Hwy 301
Bushnell, Florida 33513-3624
(352) 793-2131
Fax: (352) 793-5033

053 - INVERNESS
601 US HWY 41S
Inverness, Florida 34450-6074
(352) 560-6000
Fax: (352) 860-5155

054 - BROOKSVILLE
20144 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, Florida 34601-3832
(352) 754-6710
Fax: (352) 544-2305

056 - OCALA WEST
5640 SW 6th Place, Suite 100
Ocala, Florida 34474-9321
(352) 732-1324
Fax: (352) 732-1312

057 - LEESBURG
3330 W Main ST
Leesburg, Florida 34748-9712
(352) 360-6564
Fax: (352) 360-6726