A division of the 39th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, the Franklin County Probation Department is directly responsible to the Court of Common Pleas Judges.
Daniel S. Hoover, Chief Probation Officer
Court of Common Pleas Judges
The Honorable Douglas W. Herman, President Judge
The Honorable Richard J. Walsh, Judge
The Honorable Carol L. Van Horn, Judge
The Honorable Shawn Meyers, Judge
The Honorable Angela Krom, Judge
The Honorable John R. Walker, Senior Judge
Mark Singer, Court Administrator
"This agency is established to integrate the delivery of correctional programming into related community supervision and operations as deemed necessary for the protection of society and the reintegration of offenders into the community."
Provide effective community supervision and surveillance for offenders under the jurisdiction of the probation department;
Provide programming, either directly or through community resources, to assist offenders in achieving a crime-free and satisfactory life adjustment;
Provide effective tools and information to the courts for use in sentencing decisions;
Provide effective supervision of offenders in jurisdictions other than those which placed them on probation or parole;
Utilization of evidence based practice to encourage self-improvement in the conduct and behavior of offenders under the jurisdiction of the probation department.
In addition to offender supervision, the department prepares pre-sentence investigation reports; collects all criminal court costs, victim restitution and fines; operates inmate work details and the work release program at the county prison; and provides Alcohol Highway Safety School, Multiple Offender Program and Group Intervention Program classes for DUI offenders.