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

(Front row from left) Michele Orlowski; Lisa Pierce
(Row 2 from left) Julie Bullard; Tristin Deibert; Christy Hutchison; Shannon Burrelli; Billie Jo Miller.
(Row 3 from left )Hannah Carson;, Alisa Brown; Shala Barnes; Jill Hutchinson-Reed, Sharon Thomas.
(Back row from left)) Robert Daugherty, Frank Dunkle, Isaac Hastings, Jason Smith, James Weaver, Richard Goldsmith, Dan Prichard, Gibbs.


  • Robert E Daugherty - Director
  • Dan L Prichard - Supervisor - Adult Division
  • Julie M Bullard - Supervisor - Juvenile Division
  • Shala M Barnes - Juvenile Intake Officer
  • Alisa M Brown - Administrative Assistant
  • Shannon M Burrelli - Collections Coordinator
  • Tristin N Deibert - Juvenile Aftercare Probation Officer
  • Frank J Dunkle - Pre-Trial Officer
  • Isaac A Hastings - Community Based Juvenile Probation Officer
  • Christy L Hutchison - Community Based Juvenile Probation Officer
  • Michele L Orlowski –Problem Solving Court Coordinator
  • Lisa M Pierce - Department Clerk II
  • Jill A Reed - Pre-Trial EM Officer
  • Jason T Smith - Adult/Juvenile House Arrest/EM Officer
  • Sharon A Thomas – Adult/Juvenile Community Service Coordinator
  • Bille Jo Vidovich - Collections Coordinator
  • Jim W Weaver –ARD Probation Officer

Part-Time Staff

Debbra Kapp - Victim and Community Awareness; Crossroads Facilitator