Adult Probation Services and the Need to Increase Public Safety, Accountability, Competency Development and Cost Effectiveness


“Prison Reform” only gets to part of the corrections issue, and only part of what it takes to keep our communities safe. Probation departments throughout the state are suffering from increasing caseloads and static funding sources. Currently, there are about 305,000 adult offenders (approximately 25% are between the ages of 18-25) on probation with only 1,450 deputy probation officers supervising them.