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Community supervision & Corrections Department
(Adult Probation)

Frank Crowley Courts Building - 133 N. Riverfront Boulevard, 9th Floor, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: (214) 653-5300


Jeff Arnold
Interim Director
Jeff Arnold


Community Supervision and Corrections (Adult Probation)

The Dallas County CSCD is a professional criminal justice agency that serves the public under the authority of the criminal judiciary system.

What is probation?

The Dallas County CSCD is charged with public protection through the supervision of more than 53,000 offenders residing in Dallas County. We enforce the court ordered conditions of community supervision and provide the offender with a wide range of rehabilitative services and resources.

Community Supervision is the supervised release of a defendant within the community in lieu of incarceration in jail or prison (versus parole, which is the supervision in the community upon early release from prison).

Dallas County CSCD is staffed by more than 530 community supervision officers, assistant supervisors, supervisors, and administrators. Support staff numbers more than 100.

The Dallas County CSCD has a projected budget for FY 2014 of approximately $45 million. Projected collections in offender supervision fees are $14 million. In FY 2013, the following Dallas County CSCD, Community Service Restitution (CSR) statistics were collected:

Number of Defendants that worked CSR: 10,099
Number of CSR Hours Worked: 367,014
Number of Defendant’s Ordered to pay Restitution: 19,369
Number of Defendants who paid Restitution: 3,780
Amount of Victim Restitution Collected: $3,132,504
Number of Canned food items collected as CSR 322,671

Note: On August 20, 2010, the probation clients of the Dallas County CSCD reached the milestone of 1 million total cans of food donated to the North Texas Food Bank.

Location

Our administration is located at the Frank Crowley Criminal Courts Building in downtown Dallas. Specialized programs are located throughout the county.

There are 17 felony courts and 14 misdemeanor courts in the Dallas County criminal justice system where the supervision staff is responsible for carrying out duties as directed by the Judge.

There are 7 primary field supervision offices located throughout Dallas County  where supervision officers are responsible for ensuring that offenders comply with conditions of supervision.