Cayuga County Probation Department

Updated August 17, 2023:

The Probation Department has returned to normal operations following the COVID-19 Pandemic. We still ask that if you are ill, you call and speak with someone before coming in.

We no longer have a receptionist at our main window on the third floor. On the window is a list of options, with staff contact information. *If you have a letter or appointment card directing you to report to a specific officer, please bring this with you.* When you get to the window, please call the staff you're here to see; there is a phone available for your convenience. 



The Cayuga County Probation Department’s Mission is to provide three essential services:

  • Supervision of defendants/respondents sentenced to or placed on probation.
  • Preparation of Court ordered investigations.
  • Intake services for Juvenile Delinquents.
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In pursuit of these services, Probation has a role in enhancing community safety and reducing recidivism. 


We seek to aid those under our supervision to return to being productive members of our community by helping them to address goals related to:

  • Education
  • Family or parenting skills
  • Job skills
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Other issues identified cooperatively by the Probation Officer and the defendant/respondent

Sentencing Court

These goals are achieved under the supervision of the sentencing Court. Probation is a cost effective alternative to incarceration or detention, which holds offenders accountable for their actions and seeks to make victims whole through the collection of Restitution and/or other remediation measures.


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