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Adult Probation & Parole Department
Criminal Court Division

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 and Parole Department is to provide protection to the community.  As reflected in our mission statement, this is achieved through field-based supervision and the 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 with a history of substance use and abuse and those where mental health/intellectual disabilities are evident.

Since 2020, the department has begun to incorporate evidence-based practices into its standard of supervision.  Use of evidence-based practices is a key factor in the establishment of safer communities, reducing recidivism, enhancing collaboration and reducing costs.  The department is committed to providing the highest quality of services to the courts, victims, offenders, their families and the community by achieving a balanced approach to law enforcement and treatment.

Those offenders who are under the supervision of the Department should leave the system with an ability to lead responsible lives and be productive within the community. The Department will use a validated risk assessment tool to identify those individuals who are at a high risk for re-offending, to determine supervision levels and to coordinate programming to address their problem areas. Re-entry services offered by the department to help offenders address these areas include Alcohol Highway Safe Driving School, Drug Treatment Court, Electronic Monitoring, the Community Work Service Project, Prevention through Anti-Violence Education (PAVE) and an In-House Drug Testing Program. Efforts at improving established programs and developing new services is ongoing.

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