Supervision of Defendants
Delaware County Adult Probation & Parole
Pre-Sentence Investigations: Pre-sentence Investigation Report is to provide the sentencing Court with timely, relevant and accurate data so that it may select the most appropriate sentencing alternative or correctional disposition. The secondary purpose of the Pre-sentence Investigation Report shall be to serve the needs of any correctional institution or field agency, which may receive the offender, subject to Judicial Order. The document is a record of information relating to the offender's background, which will be helpful to the Court and other Criminal Justice Agencies in determining an effective sentence and/or program for the offender.
General Supervision: The majority of defendant’s placed on probation or parole supervision by the Court are supervised by general supervision officers who meet with the client, refer to needed services and monitor a client's compliance to the order of the Court. Rules for General Supervision can be seen by
Substance Abuse Supervision: To provide intensive supervision to defendants with offences committed while under the influence of drug/alcohol and/or individual defendants identified as serious drug abusers while under the jurisdiction of Adult Probation/Parole Services
Mental Health Supervision: Defendants who are ordered by the Court to receive mental health treatment or those who have a history of psychiatric hospitalization requiring special attention will be supervised by a probation/parole officer knowledgeable in the behavior patterns, symptoms, medications, and treatment modalities for the mentally ill offender.
Sex Offender Supervision: Defendants who are specifically court ordered to be supervised as a sexual offender are placed under the supervision of probation/parole officers who receive intensive training on the behavior patterns, and actions of sexual offenders. These offenders are supervised in a consistent manner with a victim centered approach. The goal of sex offender supervision is to help ensure public safety. The Department follows the “Containment Model” for supervising Sexual Offenders. Probation/Parole Officer collaborate with treatment providers and the community in an attempt to reduce further victimization and maintain public safety. Supervision is conducted in the office, community and with treatment programs. Rules for Sex Offender Supervision can be seen by clicking here.
Electronic Home Monitoring/ G.P.S. Tracking: An alternative sentence to prison incarceration whereby the offender serves an incarceration period in their residence as opposed to prison. This program allows the client to continue employment/treatment and provide family support while being supervised electronically. The Office of Adult Probation/Parole Services will intensively supervise all clients sentenced by the Court to participate in EMP. Supervision is to include home compliance checks, and compliance with any special conditions associated with the program.
Criminal Justice Halfway House Program: (MINSEC) This is a court-ordered program in which the defendant resides for a specified period of time and attends intensive drug and/or alcohol counseling. It is designed to provide Delaware County Court of Common Pleas with a sentencing alternative. The purpose of the program is to stabilize drug and/or alcohol involved defendants who are violating probation and parole rules and regulations. It allows defendants who are employed to maintain employment, or to actively seek employment. It also allows defendants the opportunity to complete other court-imposed conditions such as community service in lieu of court costs or Safe Driving Classes.
The ARD Program: A program designed for clients with no prior record to receive a period of probation and possibly special conditions. Participation in the program is not an admission of guilt or a finding or innocence. Upon successful completion of the program, an individual may be entitled to have their record expunged. Rules for the DUI-ARD Program can be seen by clicking here.