Information Updated January 26, 2006

Juvenile and Adult Probation

Within the Judicial Branch of state government, the Unified Judicial System’s Court Services Department oversees adult and juvenile probation and an informal adjustment diversion program. The Juvenile Court sets the terms and conditions of probation while the Court Service Officers (CSOs) provide probation supervision. The sentencing judge in the adult court sets the terms and conditions of probation. They are also supervised by CSOs.

CSOs do not carry a firearm. They are not classified as peace officers, but they can arrest those under their jurisdiction.

There is no firearm policy for CSOs.

At the time of they survey, it was not under consideration to allow CSOs to carry a firearm.

There are no private companies providing juvenile probation supervision services.

Juvenile Parole

Within the Executive Branch of state government, The Department of Corrections, Juvenile Division is responsible for providing aftercare supervision and services. Juvenile corrections agents (JCAs) provide supervision.

JCAs do not carry a firearm. They are not classified as peace officers, but can revoke aftercare and take the juvenile into custody to start the revocation process.

There is no policy that prohibits JCAs from carrying a firearm.

At the time of the survey, it was not under consideration to allow JCAs to carry a firearm.

There are no private companies providing juvenile aftercare supervision services.

There are no private companies providing juvenile parole supervision services.

Adult Parole

Within the Executive Branch of government, the Department of Corrections, Office of Parole Services, provides parole supervision services.

Adult parole agents became armed in the Fall of 2005. They are not classified as peace officers, but they do have the power to arrest parolees.

There are no private companies providing parole supervision.

For updates or corrections to the information on this page, please contact: Diane Kincaid