Floyd County Probation Department
To promote professionalism and proficiency while protecting the interest of the community through offender accountability and by providing appropriate evidence based services for individual needs. .
To promote positive change for our community.
Department Objectives and Implementation:
To accurately assess the offenders individual needs and risks.
To assist offenders in becoming productive members of society by effectively enhancing motivation, initiating, and maintaining behavior changes.
To promote community safety by prioritizing supervision and treatment resources for high risk offenders.
To target the high risk offenders criminogenic needs while being responsive to their individual attributes by implementing case plans.
To reduce recidivism of offenders by providing optimal sanctions and reinforcements.
To provide evidenced based services that emphasize cognitive behavioral strategies delivered by well trained staff.
Engage offenders in social supports within the community to reinforce positive behaviors and changes.
Develop, coordinate, and implement a range of community resources with evidence based programming for offenders.
Measure offender progress and the probation departments ability to aid the offender, by keeping detailed documentation of case information and staff performance.
Follow the 8 Principles of Effective Interventions.
Floyd County Indiana Juvenile Probation
The Floyd County Circuit Court Juvenile Probation department works with juveniles ordered to appear in the Floyd County Juvenile Court System or juveniles held in the Floyd County Juvenile Detention Center.
The statutory duties of probation officers are set forth in I.C. 11-13-1-3 and I.C.31-31-5-4. These duties include receiving and examining complaints and allegations concerning matters covered by juvenile law and make preliminary inquiries and investigations, implementing informal adjustments, supervising and assisting persons on probation consistent with conditions of probation imposed by the Court, notifying the Court when a violation of a condition of probation occurs, and cooperating with public and private agencies and other persons concerned with the treatment or welfare of persons on probation and assisting probationers in obtaining services from those agencies and persons.
In other words, if your child is in court only because of underage drinking, truancy, curfew violations, habitual disobedience, or runnng away, your child cannot be found guilty of being a delinquent child unless the judge also finds that the behavior will not be corrected unless the court is involved with your child.
For more information on the Juvenile Justice system please contact the Floyd County Circuit Court Juvenile Probation department.