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Adult Probation & Parole

Adult Probation & Parole

The Montgomery County Adult Probation and Parole Department provides community supervision of criminal offenders who have been placed on probation, parole, or intermediate punishment by the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas - 38th Judicial District.

Contact: Micahel P. Gordon, Chief

408 Cherry Street, Suite 120
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 992-7777

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Our Mission Statement Montgomery County Adult Probation and Parole Department's mission is to partner in protecting public safety that promotes justice through community supervision. We will enforce Court orders and meet community expectations by holding offenders accountable and offering meaningful opportunities that foster positive behavioral change.
Our Agency
The Adult Probation and Parole Department functions as an extension of the Board of Judges of Montgomery County. The agency has the responsibility to supervise in the community all probationers, parolees and intermediate punishment cases who are under the Montgomery County Board of Judges authority.
Supervision of these offenders is accomplished through visits with the offender in their home, in the community and in the probation office. As well as in-county supervision, we provide intercounty and interstate supervision services, conduct and prepare presentence investigations and reports, maintain an intensive supervision unit for sex offenders, as well as dual diagnosed and mental health offenders. We also provide house arrest and electronic monitoring, and a community service program. We work closely with Montgomery County's Treatment Courts.
Agency Programs
Offender Supervision
The department supports five geographically assigned units of Probation Officers to provide general supervision services to offenders who reside in Montgomery County. Our supervision involves the Probation Officer meeting and counseling with offenders in a variety of settings which includes the probation office, the offender?s home, and various community settings.
As part of the supervision, the Probation Officer assesses offender risks and needs, determines the level of supervision and recommends placement in the appropriate rehabilitative programs when referrals are deemed necessary. In the event of an offender violating the conditions of probation or parole, the Probation Officer will prepare a case to return the offender to court for violation proceedings.
Presentence Investigation
Members of the Presentence Investigation Unit prepare reports for the Court on offenders who are awaiting sentencing. The investigation is biographical in nature. It covers such areas as prior criminal record, family history, educational and employment history, as well as prior treatment history for any type of addiction or illness.
The Court uses the Presentence Investigation and Report as a tool in determining the appropriate sentence for that offender. The PSI is usually ordered after initial conviction, but may be conducted after a revocation hearing as well.
Out of County/State Transfer
The Out of County/State Transfer Unit handles the supervision of all offenders convicted of a crime in Montgomery County with the offender residing in another jurisdiction. The case is transferred to the offender?s home jurisdiction for courtesy supervision purposes.
The Probation Officer duties for this unit are multifaceted and include direct and indirect contact with offenders, offender?s family, employers, programs, law enforcement agencies, victims and other criminal justice agencies. The staff members assigned to this unit investigate possible violations and attempt to resolve all types of offender problems.
Intermediate Punishments
The Intermediate Punishment Unit provides alternate forms of supervision in three specialized caseloads for offenders with specific identifiable needs. The Mental Health caseload Probation Officer works in conjunction with mental health professionals in a "team approach" to deal with mentally ill and dual diagnosed offenders.
The House Arrest/Electronic Monitoring caseload provides the Court with an alternative to short term incarceration.
The Restrictive Intermediate Punishment caseload offers a "last chance rehabilitative approach" to drug/alcohol users who have been convicted of a serious offense.
Specialty Courts
  • Drug Treatment Court
  • Behavioral Health Court
  • Veterans Treatment Court

Program descriptions are available on our website: www.montcopa.org