Adult and Juvenile Probation Offices
Department of Law and Order for Greene County Contact Person: Craig Wise, Adult & Juvenile Probation Director
Greene County Courthouse, 1st Floor
10 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5250 / Fax: 724-852-5344
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., MondayFriday
The Probation Office conducts pre-sentence investigations, parole and probation violation investigations and reports for the Court of Common Pleas and county magisterial districts. The office supervises parolees, probationers and mandatory releases (i.e., due to jail overcrowding) and refers clients to community agencies. Most offenders who are serving time in prison will be released from prison and return to their families and communities, either through parole or by reaching their maximum sentence date. Inherent in the Board's mission to protect public safety is its work to reduce the likelihood that an offender will commit another crime once released and return to prison.
Adult Probation — administraters and coordinates all activities related to the probation process. To protect the public by: providing information to aid the courts in sentencing and release decisions, enforcing court-ordered conditions of supervision, reducing the risk offenders pose to the public, and helping offenders to become responsible and productive law-abiding citizens.
Adult Probation supervises individuals 18 years of age and older, including verifying their residence and employability. Adult Probation also prepares pre-sentence reports for the courts and collects fines, costs and restitution.
Juvenile Probation — supervises youths and families. Caseworkers develop a treatment plan to help the client and the client's family work out their problems. Juvenile Probation also makes progress reports to the court and recommendations on sentencing and probation.
The Probation Office is committed to protecting the safety of the public, addressing the needs of crime victims, improving county juvenile/adult probation and parole services and assisting in the fair administration of justice by ensuring the custody, control and treatment of offenders under the jurisdiction of the county.
Caseworkers advise, counsel and investigate juvenile offenders referred to the probation office. Supervision includes incorporating the Balance Approach/Restorative Justice goals adopted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Those goals are to ensure balanced attendtion to the protection of the community from known juvenile offenders, to hold juvenile offenders accountable for offenses committed, and to assist juvenile offenders in developing competencies.
Additional, the caseworkers/officers are trained and utilize Evidence Based Probation Practices so as to effectively aid in the reduction of criminogenic factors that can lead to recidivism.
Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole Programs:
The Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole offers special programs aimed toward offender rehabilitation and reintegration into the community. Participation is determined based on the individual circumstances and needs of each parolee. Click here for information.
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