Department Mission StatementIt is the mission of this Department to help ensure the public's safety by effectively monitoring the level of compliance of those persons placed on probation, parole, ARD, PWOV, and pre-trial dispositions by the Judges and Justices of Erie County.
Contact Adult ProbationErie County Courthouse
140 West 6th Street
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: (814) 451-6216
Emergency Number: (814) 451-1503 for after-hours EMERGENCIES only
TDD: (814) 451-7052
Fax: (814) 451-6300
Hours of Operation: 8:30-4:30
Adult Probation/Parole ServicesOur department is responsible for the paroling and supervision of parole, probation, ARD, PWOV, electronic monitoring and pre-trial cases. We have a number of specialty units...
- Collections Bureau - collects monies from all probation, parole, ARD, PWOV, Community Services sentences, Electronic Monitoring, and Collections only cases.
- Community Oriented Probation Services (COPS) - is a program offered in conjunction with the Housing Authority of the City of Erie. This program offers on site supervision in serveral Housing Authority sites within the city and is particularly effective there.
- Community Service - places and monitors the completion of volunteer hours order by the Court as either part of, or all of, an offender's sentence.
- Drug Court - a unit in and of itself dedicated to the treatment and recovery of drug addicted offenders who have been sentenced in Drug Court. This program is funded in part by the Erie County Office of Drug and Alcohol.
- Electronic Monitoring - this program tracks the whereabouts of offenders via. an electronic monitoring unit, or ankle bracelet. This program acts as an alternative to incarceration for non-violent offenders, thus helping to reduce prison overcrowding.
- Field Services - this group of 16 agents has an average caseload of approximately 192 offenders at any given time. Supervision occurs through office, home and employment visits. Compliance is ensured through breathalyzers, urinalysis, home inspections and contacts with local Law Enforcement and the offenders family, friends and nieghbors.
- Mentally Ill Offender Program - this encompasses both Mental Health Court and the Mentally Ill Offender caseload, both programs are offerred in conjunction with The Erie County Office of Mental Health and Retardation. The individuals supervised under these programs are classified as "seriously mentally ill" and are monitored for compliance with their medications and treatment, as well as their Court related obligations.
- Sexual Offender Program - this program and the officers involved intensively monitor the offenders both at home and in the treatment setting. This program involves the use of both a licensed psychologist and a polygrapher to help ensure community safety.
- Special Probation Services - this program is also offerred in conjunction with the Erie County Office of Mental Health and Retardation. Services in this program are offered to a population that are clinically diagnosed as mentally retarded and need additional services.