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About the Office of Probation

Protection of the community is our most important priority.  Through evidence based interventions, the Office of Probation and Community Corrections promotes positive change in the lives of those under supervision.  We contribute to the safety and wellbeing of the community by improving the operation of the criminal justice system, reducing offender recidivism and serving victims of crime.

We provide:

  • Services to courts,
  • Supervision of adults and juveniles, and
  • Victim services

The Dutchess County Office of Probation and Community Corrections is dedicated to promoting public safety through effective supervision of the approximately 3,000 defendants and probationers placed under community supervision by the courts each year. We believe protection of the community is our most important priority and that mandated intervention is the most effective model to use in a community corrections environment.