Probation services strive to provide opportunities and experiences which can have a positive influence on the offender. The Probation Department understands that the offender can change a negative behavior pattern when given the opportunity of help and guidance that is needed. This depends to a great extent on the offender's desire to change his behavior pattern.
The Probation Department stresses individualized treatment using supervision, community resources and programs that will hopefully direct the offender toward a successful reintegration into the community and to aid the court in sentencing and treatment programs for the offender.
The Probation Department stands both as representative of the community and a representative of the offender. The Probation Department provides services that are needed both by the community and the offender. Services directed by the Probation Department, if handled successfully by all parties, will result in the protection of the community and a positive behavior pattern by the offender, which results in a successful reintegration into the community.