The Erie County Adult Probation Department is committed to the protection of society, providing services to the Court and adult offenders, justice for victims, the reparation of the community, and accountability, and personal development of offenders being punished for their criminal offenses.
In 2009, the Adult Probation Department was awarded two (2) CCA grants along with additional money to hire a third (3rd) Intensive Supervision Officer. The CCA Grant funds the Electronic Monitoring/House Arrest/Bond Program (Pre-Trial and Post-Sentence). The pre-trial program allows the offender to remain in the community, under the supervision of the Residential Services Officer, while his/her case progresses through the Court.
The Adult Probation Department in conjunction with CSEA (Child Support Enforcement Agency) and the Erie County Prosecutor's Office have developed a Non-Support Division Program. The goal of the Non-Support Diversion Program is to ensure offenders pay child support as ordered as well as offering services to offenders who have difficulty with various criminogenic needs. The program includes pre and post indictment diversion.
Chief Probation Officer
The Intensive Supervision Program was established in 1998. The primary function of the program is to divert offenders from prison. The offenders receive a higher level of supervision than those on standard probation.
The Benchmark Program was established in 1997. The Benchmark Program is a drug treatment court program and includes a court supervised, intensive rehabilitation program for nonviolent, felony offenders with a substance abuse problem.
The Community Service Program began in 2005. This program allows the offender to give back to the community through performing service hours at the county landfill, the county dog pound, Victory Kitchen, or other nonprofit organizations.
The Diversion Program was established in 1978 to allow first time offenders the opportunity to have their indictment or bill of information dismissed following successful completion of a period of supervision (Diversion).