Delaware County Adult Probation & Parole
As a Court Department, Adult Probation and Parole Services (APPS) supervises, counsels and refers to treatment those individuals sentenced to County probation, parole, or to the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program. Defendants at least eighteen years of age or those who were direct filed or certified and transferred from Juvenile Court are also processed by APPS. The department also has the responsibility to fingerprint and photograph all individuals convicted in the Court and maintain criminal history of all convictions.
APPS staffing consists of 100 professional and support staff. The primary duty and responsibility of APPS is to monitor approximately 13,000 offenders. The Probation/Parole Officer becomes a protector of society, a collector of fines, costs, and restitution for victims, a counselor, a coordinator and an advocate of the Criminal Justice System. Probation and Parole supervision encompasses a broad range of specialized skills each officer exercises to assist their clients.
APPS continues to operate three branch offices. Defendants can report to Media, Sharon Hill, Chester or Upper Darby. In conjunction with the Court, Adult Probation and Parole has continued the efficiency of using videoconferencing for many of the Gagnon I's and the Gagnon II's.
Probation officers in the Media, Chester, and Upper Darby offices now can interview incarcerated defendants via videoconferencing without the need to waste time driving to the prison.
APPS participates in the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole's Standards of Compliance. By successfully maintaining the State's required standards, the Probation and Parole Department may be reimbursed up to 80% of professional salaries, although the State's current reimbursement is approximately 32.5%.
Since 1991, the Court and APPS has been actively involved in the development of Intermediate Punishment Planning. Pursuant to ACT 193 of 1990 (Intermediate Punishment) and ACT 210, which granted Sentencing Authority, APPS has assisted in the IP Plan writing and program design.