What is the difference between Probation and Parole?

The main difference between the two is that Probation (or Community Control) is a court sanction of community supervision in lieu of a prison sentence. Parole (or Post-Release Control) is granted after an offender has served a set prison term, and is then released under certain guidelines.

How does one find out which Probation Officer supervises a particular offender?

In order to determine an offender’s Probation Officer, you must call the Probation Department at 419-636-4722 during regular business hours. It is necessary that you know the complete and proper spelling of the offender’s name.

Where is the Adult Probation Department located?

The Adult Probation Dept. is located on the 1st floor of the Williams County Courthouse.