Probation

The Chautauqua County Office of Probation is not only committed to holding court-referred offenders accountable for their actions, but also to working with them to facilitate positive change in their behavior, to contribute to a safer community, as well as advocating for victims' rights, all in a professional, effective, and financially responsible manner.

The Chautauqua County Probation Department recognizes the importance of sustained employment for individuals under community supervision. Employment provides individuals a means to self-sufficiency and the ability to support their families, as well as the capacity to structure their time in positive ways. Probation also understands the needs of area employers and their ability to ask questions of probation officers about work schedules and other work environment related issues. Accordingly, the Chautauqua County Probation Department has designated a single point of contact or Probation Employment Liaison officer to communicate with area employers.

Please feel free to contact Senior Probation Officer Julie Bell at 716-6618031 if you are an area employer who has any general questions about probation conditions relating to employment, employment opportunities for individuals on probation, or if you have any other employment related questions or concerns.