Benefits

  • Most probationers are non-violent, taxpaying members of society
  • The daily tax-payer cost of supervising an offender on probation is approximately 96.8% less than the cost of incarceration in prison or jail.
    • Jail - $51 per day
    • Prison - $50.79 per day
    • Probation - $2.92 per day ($1.30 of which is offender paid)
  • Probationers are required to pay a monthly fee to the Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD), which funds operations.
  • Probationers are required to pay court costs, fines, and attorney’s fees.
  • Probationers may be required to pay restitution to the victims of their crimes.
  • Annually, probationers contribute over 100,000 hours of non-paid labor to local nonprofit agencies through community service.
  • Probationers also contributed over $70,000 worth of food to local food banks.