Counties Served: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union.
General Information: This circuit covers six 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: From I-75 take the State Road 26 (Newberry Road) exit. Turn east on SR 26/Newberry Road and then turn left at Red Lobster. Take first left after Red Lobster (NW 10th Place) and turn at the 2nd driveway on the right. The building entry is located on the left end of the parking lot.
Offenders Under Supervision (as of June 30, 2012): 3,272
Community Based Sanctions and Programs: Substance abuse, mental health and sex offender treatment programs.
080 - GAINESVILLE MAIN / INTAKE
215 SE 2nd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
FAX: (352) 955-3042
224 N. Main Street, Suite 1
Chiefland, Florida 32626
Fax: (352) 493-6764
1200 Andrews Circle Drive, North
Starke, Florida 32091
Fax: (904) 368-3075
083 GAINESVILLE WEST
7054 NW 10th Place
Gainesville, Florida 32605
Fax: (352) 333-3644