411 Main Street
Catskill NY, 12414
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 Greene County Probation Department has a full-time staff of thirteen, which consists of a 11 sworn staff: a Director, a Probation Supervisor, four Senior Probation Officers, and five 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/STOP (Special Traffic Options Program)-DWI, the department runs a DWI Victim Impact Panel, which requires DWI offenders to participate at least once and pay a fee for doing so. The department also co- facilitates, with the Greene County Mental Health Center, a weekly Sex Offender treatment group.
As of March 1, 2015, the department is supervising a total of 427 convicted adults/adjudicated youthful offenders, of which 173 are felons and 254 are misdemeanants; 10 adjudicated Persons in Need of Supervision; 1 adjudicated Juvenile Delinquent; 4 juveniles (2 Juvenile Delinquents and 2 Persons in Need of Supervision) in pre-adjudicatory status; and 3 Juvenile Delinquents and 15 Persons In Need of Supervision at an intake/diversion level. Probation supervision includes regular office reporting, home and field visits, alcohol and drug testing, including transdermal monitoring for alcohol consumption; electronic/GPS and ignition interlock device monitoring, polygraph testing for sex offenders, and ongoing contact with police, employers, schools, service providers, family members, and victims.
In addition, the Probation Department provides auxiliary services which include the collection and disbursement of restitution from both probationers and those convicted of offenses that did not result in a probation sentence, including state prison inmates/parolees. As of March 1, 2015, we have 103 cases in which restitution collection/disbursement is the department’s only involvement with the offender, with financial obligations that run from under $100 to more than $1,000,000.