Community Corrections - Coronavirus Update
Community Corrections Services and the Pretrial Supervision Program offices are closed to the public at this time. If you are currently under supervision for either pretrial or probation you must contact your probation or pretrial officer for further instructions. Please use the number that was provided to you by your supervising officer. If you have misplaced that number you may phone (703) 246-2375.
If you are scheduled to appear for a court hearing and are not currently incarcerated, your hearing will be continued to a later date. If you have further questions about this you should contact your supervising officer.
If you were recently ordered to probation or pretrial supervision and have not yet spoken to your assigned officer you should phone (703) 246-2375 for further instructions. Please leave a message with your full name and number where you can be reached.
Probation officers monitor probationer’s activities, assess treatment and service needs, and tailor service plans to meet those needs using motivational interviewing. Probation meetings occur at least once per month at the Fairfax Courthouse or at one of the Juvenile Probation field offices.
- Offenders can be referred or court-ordered into treatment and services, such as:
- domestic violence intervention programs
- anger management
- mental health
- substance abuse
- sex offender treatment
- parenting class
- Risk assessments called the MOST and OST (Modified Offender Screening Tool and Offender Screening Tool) are conducted on probationers
- Violations may be filed if probationers are alleged to have violated probation rules
Pre-Trial Supervision Program
Pre-trial supervision services were expanded for cases under JDRDC jurisdiction, allowing offenders to remain in the community under supervision while awaiting trial. The program provides support services, screening, and investigative information.
- Pre-trial investigations are conducted by interviewing the defendant, the defendant’s family and community ties, financial resources, residence, history of employment, history of or current abuse of alcohol or controlled substance and criminal history. These investigations include the use of evidence-based assessment to identify the needs of the clients.
- This information is used by the court to assist with making informed decisions in determining risk to public safety.
- These services run parallel with Fairfax County’s Diversion First initiative--offering alternatives to incarceration for individuals in contact with the criminal justice system for low level offenses and suffering from mental illness or developmental disabilities. The goal is to offer assessment, treatment and needed support while maintaining public safety. Without pre-trial services, many offenders spend significant amounts of time in jail before trial and or sentencing.