The Adult Division of the Community Justice department is responsible for supervising adult criminal offenders sentenced to Probation by the court or released to Post-Prison Supervision or Parole from a correctional facility.
Our police-academy trained probation officers are certified and sworn peace officers who enhance public safety by working with clients.
Through community partnerships, Columbia County offers clients access to a variety of services designed to enhance client job search options and which emphasize non-criminal thinking and decision-making skills. These include transitional housing, work crews and treatment programs.
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Holding clients accountable and providing methods of enhancing public safety is the responsibility of our Division. This is accomplished in the following ways:
- home visits of clients by parole/probation officers
- regularly scheduled reporting requirements for clients
- random testing for drug use
- court ordered drug and alcohol evaluation and treatment
- court ordered work crew
- domestic violence and sex offender evaluation and treatment
- regular polygraph examinations for sex offenders
- electronic monitoring
- mandatory participation in a behavior change programs
- court ordered restitution
- supervision fees and court ordered financial obligations
- transitional housing
- supervision of Specialty Court participants
- supervision of JRI (Justice Reinvestment Initiative) participants
Columbia County is committed to preventing additional harm to victims of crime. Staff in our Victims Assistance Program will advocate for your dignity, safety, and legal rights.
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Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) allows victims of crime access to timely and reliable information regarding offenders. This free, online service is fully confidential.
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