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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, DNA collection, and referring the Offenders to a Probation Officer. The Probation Department can be contacted at 330-643-2310. The Chief Probation Officer, Assistant Chief Probation Officers, Supervisors, Probation Officers, LEADS/Community Service Coordinator, Intervention in Lieu of Conviction Assessment Officers, 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.