The Probation Department protects the public
interest by providing supervision, guidance, and support to the children and
families of Wood County. To accomplish this
mission, we will coordinate services and implement a treatment plan that is in
the best interest of the child, using consequences that separate the child from
his family only when necessary to protect the community.
The Probation Department
performs a variety of responsibilities within the Juvenile Court to accomplish
our mission. This includes assessing the individual needs of the child and
their family, and developing a treatment plan that is in the child’s best
interest. The least restrictive setting is considered, and the use of community
agencies and services is an important element of the family’s treatment plan.
The Department provides supervision to youth and adults who have been ordered to
complete a period of Probation.