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[tile lightbox title="Manager\nPearlie Meisel" link="/Pages/Profiles/Pearlie-Meisel.aspx" image="/CP/PublishingImages/Meisel_Pearlie_Mgr.jpg"]Probation Division[/tile]
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[tile lightbox title="Probation Main Office" link="/CP/Pages/Offices/Main.aspx" image="/DOD/PublishingImages/probation-main.jpg"] Probation Main Office 540 S.E. 3rd Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 357-5900 FAX: (954) 765-4567[/tile]
[tile lightbox title="North Office" link="/CP/Pages/Offices/North.aspx" image="/DOD/PublishingImages/probation-north.jpg"] 1600 W. Hillsboro Boulevard Room 220 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (954) 831-1280 FAX: (954) 831-1290[/tile]
[tile lightbox title="South Office" link="/CP/Pages/Offices/South.aspx" image="/DOD/PublishingImages/probation-south.jpg"] 3550 Hollywood Boulevard Room 240 Hollywood, FL 33021 (954) 831-0482 FAX: (954) 964-0286[/tile]
[tile lightbox title="West Office" link="/CP/Pages/Offices/West.aspx" image="/DOD/PublishingImages/probation-west.jpg"] 100 N. Pine Island Road, Room 280 Plantation, FL 33324 (954) 831-2300 FAX: (954) 370-3715[/tile]
In 2001, administration of Broward County's probation program was transferred from court administration to the Broward Sheriff's Office. BSO monitors misdemeanor offenders sentenced in county court to ensure compliance with conditions imposed by the court, provides assistance to offenders through referrals to social service agencies.
Probation is the post-trial liaison between the individual and the court. In a typical scenario, an individual is sentenced to probation by a judge, assigned a probation officer, set up with a case management plan, reports at least monthly to the assigned officer and complies with the orders of the court. Successful compliance results in a closed case. If, however, an individual fails to comply with the orders within the timeframe specified, probation is violated and a warrant is issued for arrest.
BSO's Probation Division provides intake processing, monitoring and supervision of all misdemeanor offenders placed on probation or community service by the County Court. The agency also provides investigative and violation reports which aid the Court in determining appropriate sentencing for offenders and protection for the community.
BSO's Probation Division also supervises the Misdemeanor Diversion Program for "first- time offenders". The program is a 3-6 month supervision period depending on the type of charge. Upon successful completion of the program, the offender's case is dismissed.
For more information, please contact the Probation Division at (954) 765-8900.
What is the benefit of being on Misdemeanor Probation?
It is an alternative to being placed in jail, allowing a person to remain in the community while meeting court imposed conditions.
How long can a person be sentenced to Misdemeanor Probation?
The maximum sentence for County Probation is one year.
What is the primary role of a Probation Specialist?
They meet with probationers on a monthly basis, giving them guidance while working toward completing court imposed conditions, providing any resources needed to achieve their goals.
What type of offenses does BSO Probation oversee?
The majority of caseloads consist of DUI’s, Petit Theft, Possession of Cannabis, Battery and Driving While License Suspended.
What reasons might a person choose to participate in the MDP (Misdemeanor Diversion Program and what is the criteria to qualify?
If a person attends and completes the MDP program, there charges will be e Pros. To qualify one must be a first time offender.
Probation Main Office
540 S.E. 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
FAX: (954) 765-4567
1600 W. Hillsboro Boulevard Room 220
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
FAX: (954) 831-1290
3550 Hollywood Boulevard Room 240
Hollywood, FL 33021
FAX: (954) 964-0286
100 N. Pine Island Road, Room 280
Plantation, FL 33324
FAX: (954) 370-3715
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