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
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Debbra Kapp - Facilitators; Victim and Community Awareness; Crossroads