United States Probation Office - District of New Jersey
Protecting the Community... Assisting Offenders Toward Meaningful Change
As a component of the federal judiciary, the United States Probation Office is responsible for investigating individuals convicted of federal crimes and supervising offenders conditionally released to the community by the courts, the U.S. Parole Commission, and military authorities. The Administrative Office of the United States Courts defines the mission of the U.S. Probation System as:
  • To assist the federal courts in the fair administration of justice.
  • To protect the community.
  • To bring about long-term positive change in individuals under supervision.

The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey was established in 1789 and serves 21 counties located throughout the state. In the District, the U.S. Probation Office works closely with 31 district court judges and magistrate judges in the administration of justice at federal courthouses in Newark, Camden, and Trenton, in addition to federal facilities at Fort Dix. The probation office is headquartered at the federal courthouse in Newark and has branch offices at the federal courthouses in Camden and Trenton. There are also satellite offices located in Linwood, Paterson, and Tinton Falls.

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