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Adult Probation and Parole Department

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The Adult Probation and Parole Department (APPD) serves as the community corrections agency within the Philadelphia Criminal Justice System. APPD staff supervises all probation and/or paroled offenders who receive a county or probationary sentence. Staff improves and maintains public safety by providing services to the courts, protecting the community, providing opportunities to offenders to improve their lives, and assisting victims. Staff also supervises offenders who were convicted in other jurisdictions but live in Philadelphia. Overall, APPD supervises approximately 45,000 offenders and 59,000 cases on an ongoing basis. The mission of the Philadelphia Adult Probation and Parole Department is to protect the community by intervening in the lives of offenders. We hold them accountable by enforcing the orders of the Court. Through a balance of enforcement and treatment strategies, we afford offenders the opportunity to become productive, law-abiding citizens. APPD provides all possible assistance to the victims of the offenders we supervise. The Vision of APPD is to become a leading organization in the field of community supervision by implementing evidence-based strategies

Philadelphia Adult Probation and Parole Department
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Criminal Trial Division
1401 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Information: 215-683-1000

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5
First Wednesday Each Month, 9 am - 7 pm


The Adult Probation and Parole Department is under the administration of Chief Probation and Parole Officer Charles Hoyt who is responsible for assuring that the Department's overall mission and goals are being met. All divisions report directly to him.

Chief Probation/Parole Officer
Charles Hoyt
Gail Thomas, Secretary 215-683-1282 Fax: 215-683-1280

Personnel: Counseling and advice, record maintenance, information dissemination, and other personnel services are offered through the office of the Chief.

Personnel Issues: The Chief's office facilitates uniform application of work rules, enhanced communication within the Department regarding policy and procedure, implementation of meaningful performance standards and evaluations and issues related to merit based evaluations, accountability and labor relations.

Research: Research and development provides departmental support for independent research activities and meets with local university representatives to generate interest in studying available data related to crime and recidivism. Together with the training and policy development division, research implemented a complete restructuring of the department based on risk. A preliminary evaluation of the risk tool revealed that it is performing as expected in stratifying offenders. An experiment is currently underway to evaluate the effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy for high risk offenders. The research department is also responsible for analysis of the Weapons Related Injury Surveillance System data which tracks all gunshot victims in the city.

Deputy Chief Probation/Parole Officer

Darlene V. Miller
Anna Veasey, Secretary 215-683-1282 Fax: 215-683-1280

Deputy Chief Miller reports directly to and receives assignments from the Chief Probation Officer. Deputy Chief Miller assumes primary responsibility for the day to day operations of the probation department, including oversight of supervision and institutional services. Additionally, Deputy Chief Miller is charged with planning and participating in orientation and in-service training programs. Through a process known as PROBSTART (probation supervision through analysis, research, and training) Deputy Chief Miller holds bi-annual accountability sessions with each division which are designed to ensure professional performance and compliance with established policies, procedures and rules. Lastly, Deputy Chief Miller oversees resource development utilization and acts as the frontline supervisor of all professional and clerical staff




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