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: a Director, two Probation Supervisors, three Senior Probation Officers, and six Probation Officers; and two Probation Assistants. All sworn staff are New York State certified peace officers, who are required to complete a minimum of 21 hours of annual professional practice training.
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.
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 crime victims of DWI offenses, and offenders.
The Probation Department also co- facilitates, with the Greene County Mental Health Center, 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 June 30, 2016, the department is supervising 346 adults, of which 171 are felons and 175 misdemeanants; and 34 juveniles. Of the 34 juveniles, 6 are juvenile delinquent cases, and 28 are PINS ( Person In Need of Supervision).