Bond County Courthouse

Bond County Probation Department
Greenville, Illinois

Adult Community Supervision

Most offenders sentenced to probation by the Court are overseen by Officers using standard probation supervision methods.   In other cases, different officers have specialized training to work with offenses like domestic violence, sex offenders and substance abuse.  In each of these cases there are different approaches used to insure the offender receives the proper attention.

When sentenced to probation by the Court, the offender will receive a probation order which will contain conditions the offender will have to abide by, for the term of order.  The Probation Officer will explain each condition during the intake process, and assist the offender over the term of the order in complying with the conditions, through surveillance, referral to other agencies, or personal guidance.  Statutory conditions can include:

  • No criminal activity;
  • Report to the probation officer:
  • No possession of weapons;
  • Not leave the state without permission;
  • Allow home visits.

Coupled with the statutory conditions can be several special conditions added by the court to address the offender’s unique circumstances that contributed to them getting into trouble.  Several of the more common special conditions include:

  • Pay fine, costs, fees, and restitution;
  • Work or go to school;
  • Attend any recommended treatment;
  • Support dependants;
  • Community service;
  • Drug testing;
  • Home confinement or curfew;
  • Attend job training or education programs

Following a meeting with the Probation Officer, where not only the conditions of probation will be explained, the probation officers expectations for each condition are also explained. 

In talking with many people throughout the community, many assume that offenders report once a month, this is far from the case.  Offenders report to their probation officer as often as needed.  There are minimum standards set by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts and this is determined utilizing an assessment to called the Level of Service Inventory – Revised (LSI-R).  Based on the information gather by the probation officer at your initial meetings and through additional information gathered in the community, the LSIR is completed and the Offender is assigned in one of three supervision categories.  In addition, the LSIR provides insight as to the offender’s weaknesses and strengths and likelihood of being involved in additional criminal activity.

In addition to these Court-ordered conditions, certain groups of offenders have additional statutory requirements, which must also be met.  These are some of the cases where the assigned officer has additional training and expertise in working with these kinds of cases.  Probation Department personnel will guide the offender through the additional processes and provide information on additional restrictions not imposed by the Court.

 

Adult Probation Caseload

 

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