The Mission of Old Dominion Court Services - Local Probation is to assist in the administration of justice through the supervision of Post-Sentenced Offenders through sound supervision principles and utilization of Evidence-Based Practices; promoting public safety and reducing recidivism by encouraging pro-social behavior in the clients.
Old Dominion Court Services – Local Probation Agency, or sometimes referred to as Community Corrections, provides supervised probation to adult offenders as an alternative to incarceration. Local Probation is provided to the City of Winchester, and the Counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren.
In order to be placed on local probation, the adult offender should be convicted of a Class 1 or 2 misdemeanor or nonviolent felony, or placed on supervision following a deferred proceeding. These offenders are placed on local probation by Circuit, Juvenile Domestic Relations or General District Courts.
In addition to monitoring court ordered obligations, such as community service, drug and alcohol testing and completion of specific programs, local probation attempts to address criminogenic risk factors of the clients by administering a validated risk and needs assessment. Identified high risk areas are addressed by appropriate interventions which may include referrals to substance abuse treatment, cognitive behavior treatment and/or individual meetings where goal setting and criminal thinking errors are discussed.
Probationers are required to report to local probation within 3 business days of referral. They are required to comply with the obligations of the court order, as well as the conditions of probation. A supervision fee will be assessed at the time of intake; generally it is $150.00 for the first 6 months of probation and $25.00 for any probation that exceeds 6 months. Payment may be made with money order, cashier’s check or by VISA/MasterCard/Discover credit or debit cards.