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criminal courtThe Criminal Supervision Bureau of the Westchester County Probation Department supervises over 6000 cases from every community in the county. The bureau is divided into eight units and has officers stationed in White Plains, Mount Vernon and Yonkers. Over half of the offenders under supervision have been convicted of felony crimes, including assault, weapons possession, drunk driving, burglary, grand larceny and drug-related offenses. Officers employ a variety of strategies to ensure that probationers meet their responsibilities and do not commit new crimes. Our goal is to protect the community by providing a positive influence on offenders' lives.

Probation officers assigned to the Criminal Supervision Bureau:

  • Counsel, direct and support offenders when they report to our offices
  • Act as a broker of program services to meet the needs of the probationer
  • Oversee supervision with accredited treatment agencies, counselors and support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous AA and Narcotics Anonymous NA, etc.
  • Provide supervison according to the rules and regulations as promulgated by New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives
  • Conduct on-site alcohol and drug testing to support sobriety and confront relapse behavior
  • Conduct residence checks to determine if the probationer's environment is contributing to illegal behavior.
  • Verify probationers employment or participation in school
  • Execute surveillances of probationers activities to determine if they are complying with conditions imposed by the court
  • Coordinate supervision with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies
  • Arrest probationers who violate their conditions of probation