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770 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43222
The mission of the Adult Parole Authority is to "aid in the reentry of offenders by partnering with community stakeholders and law enforcement agencies to preserve public safety by holding offenders accountable through diverse supervision strategies and technology." The philosophy of supervision statement for the Field Services section of the APA is to "effectively supervise and provide opportunity for offenders to reenter into law abiding citizenship and to reward, encourage, and promote positive behavior, while holding offenders accountable for negative behavior."
The Field Services Section of the Adult Parole Authority (APA) supervises approximately 27,000 offenders under probation, parole, and other types of community supervision. The State of Ohio is divided into six regions for supervision purposes. APA also provides probation and community control services in part or in full to 52 of Ohio's 88 counties. A regional administrator, unit supervisors, senior officers, parole/probation officers, and support staff work in each region. Field staff in each of the regions are responsible for the following:
Present caseloads are approximately 75 offenders per officer. Caseloads may consist of probationers, parolees, post release control cases, transitional control, and community control cases.
The Adult Parole Authority created a "Wanted" poster. This poster, displaying pictures of violators at large, is placed in law enforcement agencies, parole and probation offices, and social service agencies. Some counties publish their own local "wanted" lists with the help of local media.
A direct line of communication exists between the fugitive units and the Office of Victim Services. The Office of Victim Services receives notification of all offenders who are declared violators at large. The office is also notified when offenders are apprehended and placed in custody. This allows them to keep victims informed of an offender’s status.
The Adult Parole Authority works in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, county prosecutors, courts, and social service/mental agencies. The Adult Parole Authority shares information with local agencies to ensure consistency and continuity in the supervision of offenders with the community. In addition, the APA works closely with these agencies in conducting investigations when violations of supervision occur.
The APA also provides full, partial, or supplementary probation services to several Courts of Common Pleas across the State. APA officers also provide assistance to clerks of courts and child support enforcement agencies in the collection of court costs, support payments, etc. Technical assistance, speakers, consultants and training are provided to probation departments as requested.