Office of Adult Probation Law and Legal Definition

Office of Adult Probation is a division within the judicial branch of most of the U.S. states or separate departments which administers a wide range of programs covering both standard and specialized probation supervision and pretrial and presentence services. The primary responsibilities of the Office of Adult Probation are to supervise persons placed on probation, to conduct investigations for the court, to provide background information on convicted offenders, and to conduct eligibility investigations for special programs. Probation officers assist offenders in complying with their sentences through guidance and surveillance. They refer them to service providers for treatment, education and employment training.