The Intake/Classification Unit is responsible for the classification and evaluation of all offenders entering Jackson County Community Justice from Circuit Court as well as transfers from other jurisdictions. All offenders are promptly interviewed, asked to fill out an extensive intake evaluation form and given several assessments to gauge their risk to re-offend in the community. Currently we use a combination of the Public Safety Checklist and the Level of Service / Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI) to determine risk. Using these tools the probation officer directs them to the appropriate level of supervision based on risk and geographic location.
The Intake officer will look closely at:
- Criminal history
- Education and employment history
- Support systems and housing issues
- Alcohol and drug issues
- Pro-criminal attitudes and beliefs
- Anti-social patterns
- Willingness to change
Probation/Parole Officers work closely with the offender during this process to identify issues that may impede their success, thoroughly review all conditions of probation and answer questions. This provides the offender with a clear understanding of their reporting requirements and address any specific actions from the court order. The intake officer works closely with all other supervising officers, law enforcement agencies, and probation offices in other counties and states.
Intake Unit Hours:
By appointment only: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Intake Unit Contact:
For an appointment, contact 541-774-4900