SPECIALTY SUPERVISION UNITS
Summit County Adult Probation
The County of Summit, Adult Probation Department, is part of the General Division of the Court of Common Pleas. The Department works under the direction of the Common Pleas Judges and the Court Executive’s Office. The Probation Department is charged with providing supervision of offenders in the community, as well as producing various investigative reports for the Court. The goal of the Department is to facilitate effective and efficient rehabilitative efforts for the offenders resulting in the creation of a safer environment for the citizens of Summit County. Supervising offenders includes maintaining personal contact with the offenders and making appropriate referrals to community agencies.
The Adult Probation Department is located at 53 University Avenue, in the Downtown Akron area. The Intake Staff is the first contact for offenders referred to Probation. The individuals in Intake are responsible for gathering initial information, reading rules, DNA collection, and referring the Offenders to a Probation Officer. The Probation Department can be contacted at 330-643-2300. The Chief Probation Officer, Supervisors, Probation Officers, LEADS/Community Service Coordinator, Sealing Investigator, Financial Enforcement Coordinator, Intervention in Lieu of Conviction Assessment Officer, Pretrial Officers, Staff Support Specialists and Secretaries are housed at this location. Depending on the needs of the offender and court order, Probation cases are assigned to General Supervision Officers as well as Specialty Units. Summit County also accepts courtesy supervision cases. These are cases where the offender was adjudicated in another county in the State of Ohio, however, the offender permanently resides in the County of Summit.
In addition to the Specialty Supervision Units, the Probation Department also utilizes General Supervision Officers. These Officers are charged with monitoring a wide variety of offenders that require varying degrees of supervision. Supervision of offenders is designed through Evidence Based Practices. Evidence Based Practices, or EBP, is geared towards providing offenders with specific program goals based on a comprehensive evaluation tool that provides the supervising officer with the specific needs of each individual offender.
The Probation Department is also responsible for providing the courts with a wide array of investigative reports. Depending on the nature of the assignment, these investigations generally fall into one of the following areas:
The Community Service Program is a cost effective and efficient sentencing alternative that responds to the needs of the Court and of the community.