The primary mission of Community Corrections staff is to protect the public by monitoring whether offenders on probation or community supervision are complying with their court-ordered conditions of supervision, and reporting non-compliance to the court or releasing authority when it occurs.
Probation officers do this by making contact with offenders and their significant others and family. Probation officers meet with offenders at the office, at their place of employment and in the community through routine field visits, searches and unannounced visits to their homes. Probation officers make referrals to services and resources available in the community to assist the offender in becoming a law abiding, tax paying citizen which ultimately reduces further victimization and recidivism.
Community Corrections Facts & Figures for FY1011
There were 150,178 offenders being supervised by probation officers on June 30, 2011.
$47,993,169 was collected from offenders on supervision for victim restitution, court costs, and fines in FY1011.
Offenders on supervision completed 1,607,974 hours of community service in FY1011.
92,258 offenders were admitted to supervision
94,171 offenders were released from supervision
40,316 successfully completed supervision
14,278 were revoked due to a new arrest
22,874 were revoked due to a technical violation
13,638 were terminated due to court/commission action
The current successful completion rate as of July 2011 is 53.3%
Average cost per day to supervise an offender on community supervision (without electronic monitoring): $5.15 or $1,879.75 per year.
Did You Know?
It costs an average of $5.15 to supervise an offender who is not on electronic monitoring.