The Westchester County Department of Probation is a law enforcement agency that annually handles cases involving more than 1,000 youth in the Family Court system and more than 6,000 adults in the criminal courts.

The goal is to promote public safety and at the same time hold offenders accountable for their actions. The department works closely with numerous criminal justice agencies, including the District Attorney’s Office, and many social services agencies.

The department prepares pre-sentencing reports for judges, monitors and enforces compliance with probation conditions, respond to the needs of victims, assist families in crisis, and help offenders to change. In Westchester, monitoring takes the form of residential contacts, drug testing, making sure the offender attends counseling sessions, and helping offenders to find suitable housing and employment.

Probation officers wear a multitude of hats during the course of their workday. They are observers, listeners, investigators, analysts, advisors, motivators, educators, facilitators, problem solvers, crime prevention specialists, and victim services coordinators. Officers see the offenders in district offices, homes, schools, workplaces, treatment, custody, and throughout the community. Each officer brings their own kind of special gift to the work of supervising offenders. Probation Officers are dedicated, hard-working individuals who are truly concerned about making a difference in our communities.

Online Payments
Probationers who are required to pay restitution can make payments online using a credit or debit cart through GovPay.

The mission of the Department of Probation, as a law enforcement agency and a partner in the criminal justice system, is to protect the people of Westchester by providing a balance of prevention, intervention, and supervision strategies for offenders, victims, and families, and to enforce the orders and conditions imposed by the courts.  View the organizational chart.

Westchester Probation Department offers exciting and rewarding career opportunities for those who like to help people and communities. The Westchester County Department of Human Resources administers the probation officer examinations used to fill vacancies in the Department. Read more about the basic requirements to join the department by exploring our careers and opportunities in the Westchester County Department of Human Resources.