The mission of the Columbia County Probation Department exists within the axiom of community supervision, prevention and intervention.  We cooperate within a system of criminal justice and community service agencies to hold adult and juvenile offenders accountable and to facilitate compliance with court orders.  We support positive change in those adults who criminally offend and those juveniles who break the law or commit status offenses.  We provide information and recommendations to various courts and we provide assistance to victims of crime as well as the general public.  We are a public safety agency committed to serving the residents of our community.