Probation Response to COVID-19

Updated 3/17/20

Effective immediately, the Probation Department has established an emergency operations plan. This plan is based on the staffing plan set in the department’s COOP & CEMP and informed by directions from the Office of Probation and Correctional alternatives.    

With the opening of business Wednesday, March 18, 2020 the department will be operating at reduced staffing.  All department operations will be covered and staff are available to answer any questions.  

Access to the County Court House is limited at this time.  Anyone who needs access to the Probation Department should call before coming to the department.  For previously scheduled appointments, call your Probation Officer to determine if the appointment is going ahead as scheduled.  



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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