Contact Information

Courthouse Annex
3rd Floor, Room 321
1174 Elk Street
Franklin, PA 16323
Phone: (814) 432-9620
Fax: (814) 432-3093
Emerg/After Hrs: (814) 676-4545

Hours of Operation
8:00 to 4:30 Monday-Friday
Except Legal Holidays

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Director/Chief Probation Officer

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Supervisor – Juvenile Division

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Supervisor – Adult Division


In 1999, at the direction of the President Judge of the Venango County Court of Common Pleas, the adult intermediate punishment and juvenile probation departments were merged in an effort to create economies and efficiency. Staff are currently responsible for assessing offende’rs risk and needs, preparing recommendations for the Court, developing case plans, supervision of offenders, collection of fines, costs, and restitution, and implementing programs designed to increase offender competencies and reduce recidivism. Court Supervision Services is committed to providing a balanced approach to the administration of justice. Our programs and supervision strategies are designed to protect the community, hold the offender accountable, restore the victim, and address offender competencies.

Court Supervision is further committed to the Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy Statement of Purpose which states “We dedicate ourselves to working in partnership to enhance the capacity of Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system to achieve its balanced and restorative justice mission by:

  • Employing evidence-based practices with fidelity at every stage of the juvenile justice process;
  • collecting and analyzing the data necessary to measure the results of these efforts; and, with this knowledge;
  • striving to continuously improve the quality of our decisions, services and programs

 Staff Photo


Robert E. Daugherty Director
Dan. L. Prichard Supervisor - Adult Division
Scot M. Walkowski Supervisor - Juvenile Division
Alisa Brown Administrative Assistant
Melanie Winters Collections Coordinator
Julie Bullard Juvenile Intake Officer
Melanie Smith Community Based Juvenile Probation Officer
Phillip Schneider Community Based Juvenile Probation Officer
Matthew Duncan Aftercare Juvenile Probation Officer
Justin Heffernan House Arrest/Electronic Monitoring Officer
Sharon Thomas Adult/Juvenile Community Service Coordinator
James Weaver ARD Probation Officer
Billie Jo Vidovich Collections Coordinator
Lisa Pierce Department Clerk II
Jill Reed Adult Pre-Trial Officer

Part-Time Staff

Debbra Kapp Facilitators; Victim and Community Awareness; Crossroads
Katie Haun Under Age Drinking School Instructor