THE PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCY IN LINCOLN COUNTY
Lincoln County Parole & Probation Department is the public safety agency in Lincoln County with the primary responsibility to supervise adult offenders who have been placed on formal supervision in the community. Currently, this translates to supervisory responsibility for over 600 offenders. Of these offenders:
In addition, Lincoln County Parole & Probation provides a variety of services to the Courts, Parole Board, and other criminal justice agencies.
One way to view our mission is to look at it as an effort:
Every offender is in the community with formal supervision conditions
that he/she is required to comply with. These include both General Conditions that apply to all offenders
(see General Conditions) and Special Conditions that are relevant to that particular person.
Evaluating offender performance and behavior to determine the ongoing public safety risk is a critical, daily function of Lincoln County Parole & Probation. When there is a significant potential or likelihood of criminal activity, a variety of actions can be taken including
The focus on long-term public safety means continually confronting
the offender's thinking patterns, habits, and behaviors. It means getting at the core of what results in
criminal behavior. To be successful, we need to directly address offender achievement and performance;
friends/peers and associates; and attitudes, values and beliefs. This is not only addressed through
various treatment and educational programs but also through the direct interaction between parole/probation
officers and the offenders they supervise.
Programs and Services of Interest
Sex Offender Supervision/Notification: One officer has the responsibility to supervise approximately 50 sex offenders as part of her routine duties. Some of these offenders require community notification and virtually all require treatment, polygraph examination, and close supervision (See Sex Offenders.)
Cognitive Intervention: Lincoln County Parole & Probation has achieved national recognition for efforts to address offender thinking patterns and beliefs through programs provided directly by a Lincoln County Parole & Probation staff member including the development of cognitive based orientation program.
Work Crew: Lincoln County Parole & Probation utilizes offenders on daily work crews that provide a variety of public services to Lincoln County.
Electronic Home Detention/GPS Monitoring: Lincoln County Parole & Probation coordinates the use of electronic home detention units in order to provide an alternative to jail incarceration and provide stringent community controls. (See Electronic Home Detention.)
Jail Release/Intensive Supervision: Due to the demand for jail space, Lincoln County Parole & Probation supervises a small caseload of offenders who had been serving a jail sentence but were released prior to the end of their sentence.
Staffing: Total staffing for existing operations includes a Director, eight (8) Parole and Probation Officers; three Parole and Probation Technicians and three Parole/Probation Aides. (See Staff.)
Lincoln County Parole & Probation
218 W Olive Street • Newport, Oregon 97365
tel: (541) 265-8851 • fax: (541) 265-6041 •