The Hamilton County Adult Probation Department is represented by officers who work in varying capacities. Within our department we offer specialty programming and teams which allows our officers to more effectively provide services and supervision to probationers, based upon their needs and/or special conditions. Below is an explanation of those programs and teams.
Pre-Sentence Investigation Team
This team's main function is to provide the courts with additional information about a defendant before they are sentenced. They provide this needed information by writing a pre-sentence investigation report (PSI). This team also keeps track of an offender's case until they are sentenced by the court.
This is the first team that a probationer has contact with after being placed on probation. They read the order of probation to the probationer and answer the probationer's initial questions. They are also responsible for advising the probationer of his/her special conditions and helping them get the resources they need. In addition, this team is responsible for tracking cases that are currently direct commitments and transfer-out cases.
Adult Supervision Team
This team supervises all probationers that are required to report in person to meet with a probation officer. This team assesses probationers needs and refers them to appropriate rehabilitation services. They also monitor compliance with court orders, conduct home-visits and checks on the probationers in the community. For more information regarding home visits please see the Home Visits page.
This team is also responsible for providing case management services to the Hamilton County Veterans Court. Designated members of the adult supervision staff report participant progress directly to the supervising Judge of that court program.
This team supervises probationers via monthly telephone check-ins. They monitor compliance with court orders, assess probationers needs and refers them to appropriate rehabilitation services.
For additional information please see the Call-in Supervision page.
This team's main responsibilities are to write violations of probation and represent the department in court for violation of probation hearings. They also meet with probationers who are in violation and find out why they violated their conditions of probation. This team then comes up with the appropriate recommendation for the judge and relays that recommendation to the court.
Court Assisted Rehabilitation Efforts (C.A.R.E.) Program
The C.A.R.E. Program assists clients in the criminal justice system by providing substance abuse assessments and referrals to appropriate alcohol and drug education or treatment programs
For additional information please see the C.A.R.E. Program page.
Hamilton County Drug Court
The Hamilton County Drug Court was established in 2010 and is one of several problem-solving court models available in Indiana. Problem-solving courts are a non-adversarial alternative to traditional criminal justice system processing and procedures.
For additional information please see the Drug Court page.
Continued Quality Improvement Team
This team coaches probation officers to make sure they have all of the skills needed to complete essential tasks such as risk assessments and other evidence based practices.