adult Probation

The Franklin County Common Pleas Court - General Division Adult Probation Department is an essential partner in the County’s criminal justice system and contributes to public safety through its court services, supervision and treatment referral functions. The Adult Probation Department supervises approximately 6,500 offenders on court-ordered supervision. 

Vision Statement

The Adult Probation Department is committed to maintaining a dynamic, evidence-based organization that empowers staff, promotes diversity, values learning, and works collaboratively with the community to positively impact individuals under our supervision while protecting the citizens of Franklin County.

Mission Statement

As an integral part of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas - General Division, the Adult Probation Department provides services and interventions from pretrial release through post conviction supervision. We strive to protect the community, reduce recidivism, operate in a safe and secure manner, support victims and others impacted by crime, assist the Court in decision-making, and promote positive change.

Core Principles & Values

We believe in:

  • Protecting the community through the use of evidence-based practices, emphasizing risk reduction and accountability
  • Empowering people to make positive changes in their thinking which promotes pro-social behavior
  • Respecting the dignity of every individual
  • Embracing the multifaceted diversity of our community
  • Encouraging personal and professional development while learning from our individual and collective experiences
  • Functioning as a cooperative team by emphasizing ongoing communication, both internally and with our partners and stakeholders
  • Promoting productivity, health, and balance in a safe, supportive, and respectful working environment
  • Incorporating current technology into our supervision strategies and daily operations
  • Evaluating and continuously improving our programs, practices, and interactions