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Department of Pretrial and Probation Services

An evidenced based organization employing skilled staff with specialized training, advanced degrees, and professional licensure.

 

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Department of Pretrial and Probation Services

375 S. High St., 5th Fl. & 8th Fl.
Columbus, OH 43215

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Mon - Fri. 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Note: Due to COVID, employees may have varying hours
 

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The Department of Pretrial and Probation Services is an evidenced based organization employing skilled staff with specialized training, advanced degrees, and professional licensure.

The Department promotes community safety by reducing recidivism, changing offender behavior, and fostering accountability through effective use of Evidence Based Practices.



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Department of Pretrial and Probation Services  (614) 645-8360
Community Service  (614) 645-8735
Electronic Monitoring  (614) 645-8753
PAVED/Victim Assistance  (614) 645-2903
PNC (Provided No Convictions)  (614) 645-8719
Re-entry Coordinator  (614) 645-8761
Restitution  (614) 645-7472
Special Programs Unit (Assessment, MAT, Residential/Outpatient Programming)  (614) 645-0410
Work Release  (614) 645-7291
Intrastate/Courtesy Supervision  (614) 645-0716
Internship and Volunteer Coordinator  (614) 645-7869

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Assessments provide valuable information to the officer and judge and serve as a guide for individualized case planning. The use of assessments increases the likelihood of successful completion of supervision. The assessment process lasts approximately 45 minutes and involves a series of questions related to the current offense, any past involvement with the criminal justice system, and some are questions related to employment, family, friends, and substance use. The purpose of the assessment is not to pass judgment but, to provide personalized information that will help ensure that the Department is providing the appropriate type and level of supervision.

The Department utilizes a suite of validated assessment tools in its differentiated risk and needs based supervision response:

  • Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS)
  • Impaired Driving Assessment (IDA)
  • Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA)
  • Domestic Violence Risk/Needs Assessment (DVRNA)
  • Women’s Risk/Needs Assessment (WRNA)

The Department also follows a comprehensive and customized Behavioral Management System in its response to non-compliant and prosocial behaviors.

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