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The Probation Services unit was established in 2017. The unit has three functions which include:

  • education and employment initiatives
  • facilitating Cognitive Behavioral Lifeskills groups
  • victim services.

Victim services
Victim services provide enhanced supportive resources to victims of crimes. Officers assist victims in the preparation of Victim Impact Statements for Court, the development of safety plans, making treatment, and counseling referrals, and even assist in the collection of court-ordered restitution from probationers. These officers become educators, advocates, and voices for victims in the Criminal Justice System.

Cognitive Behavioral Life Skills
Cognitive Behavioral Life Skills is a group program facilitated by Probation Officers for offenders. The program is designed to promote behavioral change. It allows participants the opportunity to reflect on their decisions and to consider alternative options to prevent them from re-offending. The curriculum includes interventions regarding substance abuse, felony offenses, gangs, high risk offenders, DWI, domestic violence, shoplifting, truancy, misdemeanor offenses, parenting, and JOBTECH.

Education and Employment Initiative
The Education and Employment Initiative helps offenders to seek, secure, and maintain employment. Vocational and educational outreach programs assist probationers in obtaining their GED, learning a trade, or assisting with their placement into the workforce. This effort encompasses on-site programs held at the Probation Department, as well as collaborative arrangements with colleges and other community agencies.

Probation Employment Liaison officer
The Westchester County Probation Department recognizes the importance of sustained employment for individuals under community supervision. Employment provides individuals a means to self-sufficiency and the ability to support their families, as well as the capacity to structure their time in positive ways. Probation also understands the needs of area employers and their ability to ask questions of probation officers about work schedules and other work environment related issues. Accordingly, the Westchester County Probation Department has designated a single point of contact or Probation Employment Liaison officer to communicate with area employers.

Contact Probation Officer V. Glueck at (914) 995-3137, if you are an area employer who has any general questions about probation conditions relating to employment, employment opportunities for individuals on probation, or if you have any other employment related questions or concerns.