The overall responsibility of Delaware County Adult Probation and Parole Services is to encourage positive change in those involved in the Criminal Justice system, improve public safety, and insure that all defendants are held accountable to comply with the terms of any sentence imposed by the Court of Common Pleas.
Delaware County Adult Probation and Parole Services supervises, counsels, and refers clients to treatment who are sentenced to a county probation, parole, or placed on the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program (ARD).
Under the auspices of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, Adult Probation and Parole Services provides supervision using evidence based practices, based on research and best practices to most effectively reintegrate criminal justice involved individuals in the community and to support long term success. Conduct Pre-sentence Investigations, Pre-Parole Planning, and Intake Interviews. Supervises the collection of all court related fees and restitution, monitors community service compliance, conducts drug and/or alcohol testing, offers supervision with specialized units of intensive supervision, request bench warrants and detainers as required, and has the responsibility to photograph and also collects DNA samples of individuals convicted in the Court of Common Pleas.
Delaware County Adult Probation and Parole Services also offers supervision for specialty courts consisting of Drug Treatment Court, Veterans Treatment Court, Mental Health Treatment Court, and Young Offenders Treatment Court.