Achieving the Department’s vision and mission requires a balanced approach. This approach includes the use of accountability and crime suppression techniques along with behavioral interventions that help clients to change the attitudes and behaviors that led to law-breaking behavior and to develop skills that support a successful, law-abiding lifestyle.
Transitioning back to the community can be a complex endeavor for justice-involved individuals and their families. The Probation Department strives to provide a comprehensive approach to reentry that recognizes the nature and breadth of needs among its clients.
The Department will recruit, hire, and effectively prepare staff to meet their professional responsibilities; acknowledge their contributions to the Department; provide professional development opportunities; support career advancement; and provide a safe, healthy, and supportive work environment.
High-performing organizations formulate clear policies and procedures, place a premium on metrics that enable the objective assessment of the organization’s success, build and maintain systems that support ongoing research and evaluation and encourage a culture of learning
High-functioning justice systems have as their hallmark collaborative partnerships among those who affect, or are affected by, crime. Through these partnerships, and the effective use of technology and deliberative problem-solving processes, justice systems seek to overcome the limitations of traditional and non-systematic approaches.
By adopting a victim-centered approach, the Department commits to fulfilling its responsibility to hold clients accountable to those harmed by their actions, and to provide compassionate and sensitive support to victims.