Many federal agencies play a part in the justice process. Working in partnership with these agencies helps U.S. probation and pretrial services officers serve the court and protect the community. Here are some of the agencies officers work with and some of the areas in which they collaborate:
Probation officers, in preparing presentence investigation reports, recommend sentences based on sentencing guidelines set by the Commission.
Probation and pretrial services officers use databases maintained by other federal agencies in investigating criminal backgrounds.
Probation officers supervise or monitor persons who, after serving time in prison, are released to the community by these authorities.
Help for Persons Under Supervision
Probation and pretrial services officers look to federal agencies for resources and information when they direct persons under supervision to services to help them.
Probation and pretrial services officers serve on task forces and share information with other federal agencies to fight crime, including terrorism and drug, gang, and computer crime.