The Lehigh County Adult Probation & Parole Department's mission is to aid in reducing the incidents of crime in the community through field based supervision, treatment, and rehabilitation of the offender, thus protecting the public from recurring criminal and antisocial behavior.
The primary goal of the Lehigh County Adult Probation & Parole Department is to provide protection to the community. As reflected in our mission statement, this is achieved through field-based supervision and treatment of offenders. In addition, the department assists the Court in sentencing through the completion of pre-sentence investigations on offenders as directed. Special services and intensive supervision are provided to those offenders, who have a history of substance use and abuse, and to those where mental health disorders are evident.
The Department's Restorative Justice which began in 1996, which introduced an innovative, philosophical approach to supervision. This paradigm, stressing the development of competencies and accountability within clients enhances Intermediate Punishment programming and provides educational programming for those under the department's supervision. Included in both on and off-site classroom presentations are Alcohol Highway Safety, Financial Management, Health Education Awareness, Job Readiness Training, Life Skills, Prevention through Anti-Violence Education (PAVE), Retail Theft Rehabilitation, and Substance Abuse Education.
Other services offered by the department include the Community Work Service Project, Electronic Monitoring, In-House Drug Testing Program, and the Restitution/Fines/Fees Collection Enhancement Program. Efforts at improving established and developing new services continues.
Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, 455 West Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101-1614 • (610) 782-3000