Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania
County of Allegheny
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Frank J. Scherer, Director
Frank J. Scherer
Adult Probation Services' Mission Statement:

Allegheny County Adult Probation and Parole is charged by the Court of Common Pleas with the responsibility of providing effective community-based alternatives to incarceration, improving public safety, partnering with community and law enforcement resources and promoting positive behavioral change from offenders.

The core beliefs supporting the Mission are:
  • Through individual assessment, direction and assistance, most offenders can and will become contributing members of our community.
  • That offenders can and will be held accountable for the harm they cause to individuals as well as to the community at large.
  • Recognizing our responsibility for public safety, a comprehensive system of community corrections, including incarceration and re-entry, will be developed and supported.
  • The strengths and resources of our community are vital to the success of our offenders.
  • That excellence in the quality of Court services requires sensitivity to racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity.


Please be advised that the Adult Probation Office has initiated an emergency number which can be used to contact Probation Officers after normal working hours. Calls to this number will be handled by an answering service between the hours of 4:30 P.M. and 8:00 A.M. during the week. This number will also be available 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays. Calls will be screened and only emergency matters will be forwarded 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays to Probation Officers. Any routine matter that can wait until normal business hours should be postponed until then.