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The mission of the Albany County Probation Department is to ensure the safety of Albany County residents by supervising all juvenile and adult clients on probation and helping them become responsible, productive and law-abiding members of the community.

Learn more about what probation is and about the Probation Department on our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.

We're Looking for JCAB Volunteers!

Juvenile Community Accountability Board LogoThe Albany County Probation Department is currently seeking volunteers for the Juvenile Community Accountability Board (JCAB). This program seeks to help juveniles understand the impact crime has on the community, and to allow them an opportunity to repair harm.

We're offering free JCAB training on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Registration deadline is Monday, April 27. Space is limited. Volunteer applications must be sent in and approved prior to registration.

Learn more about JCAB and how to register for free training.

Probation Services

Agency services include the preparation of pre-sentence investigations and reports for the criminal courts and the supervision of criminals sentenced to probation. Investigation and supervision functions are also provided for criminals released from the jail by the Local Conditional Release Commission. Intake, investigation and supervision services are provided for Family Court. Many discretionary services for pretrial and alternative sentencing are also provided. This county probation department participates in PINS (Person In Need of Supervision).

Adult Division

Phone: (518) 487-5200
Fax: (518) 487-5204

Juvenile Services

Providing juvenile intake, screening, assessment and diversion services in lieu of immediate Family Court referrals.

Juvenile Division

Phone: (518) 487-5200
Fax: (518) 487-5204


Collect restitution/reparation funds as ordered by the courts and fees for services as required by law.

Mercantile Building
60 South Pearl St.
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 487-5200
Fax: (518) 487-5204

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