Shelby County Probation is compromised of 13 Probation Officers, 1 shared field officer, Intake Officer, Office Manager, ADA Secretary, and Receptionist.
Each Probation officer must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university, complete the Indiana Office of Court Services new probation officer orientation, and passed the Indiana Office of Court Services Probation Exam. Each Probation Officer receives continued education every year with the Indiana Office of Court Services’ Probation Officer Annual Conference. Each Probation Officer is trained in Evidence Based Practices, Motivational Interviewing, Carey Guides, and suicide prevention screeners.
Shelby County Probation also operates the Shelby County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (SCADAP) in accordance with IC 12-23-14 and the Judicial Conference of Indiana Rules for Court and Alcohol Drug Programs. Probation officers who are certified will perform drug and alcohol assessments on cases ordered by the court or referred by another agency (Prosecutor’s office/Community Corrections/etc) to assess the severity of substance abuse and to refer to appropriate treatment programs. The assessment is case managed until successful completion of treatment.
Shelby County Probation also utilizes our shared field officer with Community Corrections and local law enforcement to complete searches of probationers to ensure the safety of the community, compliance of supervision, and to remove illegal substances from the community.
Our office does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, socioeconomic status, or political orientation.