The court of common pleas of a county in which a county department of probation is established under division (A) of section 2301.27 of the Revised Code shall require the department, in the rules through which the supervision of the department is exercised or otherwise, to do all of the following:
(A) Furnish to each person under a community control sanction or post-release control sanction or on parole under its supervision or in its custody, a written statement of the conditions of the community control sanction, post-release control sanction, or parole and instruct the person regarding the conditions;
(B) Keep informed concerning the conduct and condition of each person in its custody or under its supervision by visiting, the requiring of reports, and otherwise;
(C) Use all suitable methods, not inconsistent with the conditions of the community control sanction, post-release control sanction, or parole, to aid and encourage the persons under its supervision or in its custody and to bring about improvement in their conduct and condition;
(D) Establish policies regarding the supervision of probationers that shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(1) The minimum number of supervision contacts required for probationers, based on each probationer's risk to reoffend as determined by the single validated risk assessment tool selected by the department of rehabilitation and correction under section 5120.114 of the Revised Code, under which higher risk probationers receive the greatest amount of supervision;
(2) A graduated response policy to govern which types of violations a probation officer may respond to administratively and which type require a violation hearing by the court.
(E) Keep detailed records of the work of the department, keep accurate and complete accounts of all moneys collected from persons under its supervision or in its custody, and keep or give receipts for those moneys;
(F) Make reports to the adult parole authority created by section 5149.02 of the Revised Code that it requires.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.29,HB 86, §1, eff. 9/30/2011.
Effective Date: 01-01-2004