Probation is the formal supervision of
individuals who have been convicted of a felony offense
or a misdemeanor which has been reduced from a felony offense.
The individuals are given community sanctions rather than
a prison term. These community sanctions may include a jail
term, housing at a rehabilitation treatment center, community
service work, counseling, education requirements as well
as other various requirements.
The mission statement of the probation department is to
consider the safety of the community and provide an individual
with the tools and guidance to better themselves and avoid
situations that invite criminal activity. This is to be
accomplished by providing to clients individualized programming
and supervision which includes intense supervision, regular
supervision, periodic drug testing, community service, various
counseling, utilization of lock down facilities, education
requirements and electronic monitoring. All probationers
are required to follow the rules of probation set by the
Shelby County Common Pleas Court.
All misdemeanor violations require an
individual to be on probation for no less than one year
and not more than five years. All felony offenders are required
to be on probation no less than two years and no more than
Before an individual is released from
probation successfully, they must have all fines, costs,
restitution and drug costs paid in full. They must have
all counseling completed, all community service completed,
and have abided by the rules with no infractions.
A goal of the Shelby County Adult Probation
Department is to rehabilitate the offender. It is important
to keep in mind in order to rehabilitate someone, that person
has to be willing to change his/her current behaviors and
be open to rehabilitation. You cannot force rehabilitation
onto an offender. If an offender chooses not to use the
tools properly, they are violated and probation revoked.
Energy is then focused on the individuals that do sincerely
want to better themselves.
The Shelby County Probation Department
staff consists of a Chief Probation Officer and three probation
officers. Regular working hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. All probation officers are on 24
hour call and carry a pager.
Phone: (937) 498-7231 - Fax: (937) 498-7824
For a copy of Shelby County Common Pleas
Court Probation Rules please download HERE.
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Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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