The Greene County Probation Department is a county agency, established pursuant to Article 12 of the N.Y.S. Executive Law, under the supervision of the Greene County Legislature and the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services/Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives.
The Probation Department has a full-time staff of fourteen, which consists of a 12 sworn staff: the Probation Director, two Probation Supervisors, three Senior Probation Officers, six Probation Officers, and two Probation Assistants.
The Probation Department is charged with ensuring community safety by providing intake, supervision, and investigation functions for the local criminal, family, and county court systems. In addition to office reporting, supervision includes contacts with the offenders at their residences, which may occur at all hours, any day of the week.
The Probation Department also oversees the county’s community service program, which allows eligible offenders the opportunity to avoid a possible jail term by performing community service work for a public or non-profit agency.
In conjunction with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department/S.T.O.P. (Special Traffic Options Program)-DWI, the Probation Department runs a DWI Victim Impact Panel, which requires DWI offenders to participate at least once and pay a fee for doing so. Speakers at the panel include the District Attorney, crime victims of DWI offenses, and offenders.
The Probation Department also co- facilitates, with a licensed psychologist, weekly Sex Offender treatment groups.
The Probation Department serves as the designated restitution collection agency for the county, collecting restitution from criminal court defendants and family court respondents and distributing same to those they have victimized.
As of April 1, 2017, the department is supervising 311 adults, of which 164 are felons and 147 misdemeanants; and 36 juveniles. Of the 36 juveniles, 4 are juvenile delinquent cases, and 32 are PINS (Person In Need of Supervision).