Adult Probation | Rules
Your probation, parole, or intermediate punishment supervision is granted with the
full understanding that you have been placed under the supervision of this department
by the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Everyone on probation/parole/intermediate
punishment must comply with the general rules of supervision. Furthermore, you
must comply with any special Court Order or conditions imposed by the Court at the
time of your sentencing or subsequently added during the course of supervision.
A probation officer will be assigned to your case, whose job is to carry out the
order of Court, assist you in your rehabilitation and re-assimilation into the community,
and to protect the public. An important part of the officer’s responsibility is
to help you understand the conditions of your probation, parole, or intermediate
punishment to assist you in complying with the terms of your supervision. Should
problems arise, or questions occur concerning the conditions of supervision, consult
with your probation officer.
Field visits may be conducted by your supervising officer. By law, upon reasonable
suspicious of a violation of your rules, probation officers are authorized to search
you, your vehicle and your home without a warrant. Any weapons, illegal drugs/paraphernalia,
intoxicants or contraband in your possession are subject to seizure.
If you commit an offense while under supervision, or violate any of the rules of
supervision or special condition of your case, the Probation Office will review
the circumstances and nature of the violation. Based on the seriousness of the violation,
the Probation Office is authorized to arrest you and can place a detainer against
you, which will in effect keep you confined until resolution of the violation. The
specifics of any detainer will be brought to the Court’s attention.
For a conviction resulting from a new offense attributable to your supervision period
or for serious and/or persistent technical violations, your probation, parole, or
intermediate punishment may be revoked at a hearing before the Court. Upon proof
of a probation violation, sentencing alternatives available to the Court are the
same as at your initial sentencing. For a parole violation, the Court may recommit
you to serve part or all of the balance of the sentence you were serving when paroled.
and Conditions of Probation, Parole and Intermediate Punishment (Including EM)
- You must report to your assigned probation officer as required and/or allow your
probation officer to visit you at your home. If you do not know who your probation
officer is, call (412) 350-2320 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Our 24-hour emergency contact number is (412) 350-0400.
- You must obey all local, state and federal laws.
- You may not possess any firearm, ammunition, or prohibited offensive weapon as a
defined in 18 Pa. C.S.A. § 908 while you are under court supervision. This includes
on your person, in your residence or in your vehicle.
- You must pay any restitution, fines, costs and supervision during the term of your
- Upon reasonable suspicion, probation officers are authorized to search you, your
vehicle and your home without a warrant. Any weapons, illegal drugs/paraphernalia,
intoxicants and/or contraband in your possession are subject to seizure.
- You must notify the probation office immediately of any change of address.
- You must make every effort to obtain and maintain employment - unless you have proof
that you are disabled.
- Absolutely no travel outside Pennsylvania is permitted– without the written permission
of your probation officer. Offenders who need to travel outside Pennsylvania must
proceed through the interstate compact. Your probation officer can instruct you
in regard to the interstate compact process.
- You must notify your probation officer at once if you are arrested or cited by the
police. You must also inform the arresting officer that you are under court supervision.
- You may not use or possess any controlled substances, unless legally prescribed
for a legitimate medical or mental health need.
- You are subject to random drug and alcohol testing when ordered by your probation
- You must submit to identification procedures if requested by your probation officer.
This could include fingerprinting, photographing, DNA or other identification procedures.
- You may be required to undergo an assessment to determine your supervision needs
- The probation department has been granted permission by the Court to require you
to engage in any services that our assessment tools indicate are related to your
- You may be required to participate in any program that the probation department
deems necessary in order to address areas in your life that may lead to criminal
- If you violate the terms of your probation/parole/IP, are arrested for a new offense
or are convicted of another offense while under court supervision – Your assigned
judge – after a court hearing – is allowed to sentence you up to the maximum allowable
term of incarceration for the offenses for which you were convicted.
- You must comply with any court–imposed special conditions of probation/parole/IP
– examples include no victim contact, community service, drug & alcohol treatment.
Failure to comply with your special conditions of probation/parole is a violation
of the terms of your probation.
- If you are sentenced to a term of intermediate punishment (including electronic
monitoring), you may be required to undergo individual or family counseling; undergo
available medical or psychiatric treatment or to enter and remain in a specified
institution for that purpose; be subject to intensive supervision while remaining
within the jurisdiction of the court; to participate in drug or alcohol screening
and treatment programs, including inpatient programs; to do other things reasonably
related to rehabilitation; or to be subject to electronic monitoring.
24 HOUR EMERGENCY NUMBER 412-350-0400
Please be advised that the Adult Probation Office has an emergency number that can
be used to contact Probation Officers after normal working hours. Calls to this
number will be handled between the hours of 4:30 P.M and 8:30 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 to Probation Officers.
Any routine matter that can wait until normal business hours should be postponed
If you have a grievance regarding your supervision, you may submit a timely complaint
in writing to the Deputy Director of Adult Probation, Allegheny County Adult Probation
Office, 564 Forbes Avenue, 12th Floor Manor Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.