Bureau of Probation & Parole Field Services is responsible for developing, implementing, revising and monitoring programs in the areas of probation and other field supervision operations, sentencing scoresheets, probation and parole databases, court-ordered payments, and sexual offenders/predators. Employees in this bureau are also responsible for developing policy for over 3,800 staff members, including over 2,600 probation officers and supervisors. Along with supervising more than 153,000 offenders requiring community supervision, correctional probation officers (CPOs) are required to collect the following fees from offenders, when applicable: cost of supervision, victim restitution, court fines and costs. CPOs are also required to conduct more than 251,000 investigations each year, including pre and post sentence investigations, and other state investigations.
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The Fugitive Apprehension Coordination Team (FACT), implemented in 2001, has assisted in reducing the number of outstanding warrants for probation/parole violators by more than 7%. This unit has accomplished this by working closely with field staff, local, state and federal law enforcement authorities and the public through an Absconder/Fugitive Search Web Site where the public can call or e-mail tips about absconders' whereabouts. This page is located at http://www.dc.state.fl.us/wanted.html and contains information regarding absconders, including photos, when available.
|Number of Investigations Conducted
(1997-98 to FY 2001-02)
During FY 2001-02
|* Community Corrections also collects other costs (crimes compensation, electronic monitoring, drug testing fees, surcharge and others).|
|Average Caseloads for
Correctional Probation Officers (FY 2001-02)
|Sex Offender Supervision||44:1|
|Post Prison Release Supervision||44:1|
|Drug Offender Probation||53:1|
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