Welcome to the Adult Probation Department website. As officers of the Court of Common Pleas, our staff is charged with holding offenders accountable and providing services that will reduce recidivism and provide for a safer community.
The Department supervises offenders who are placed on Pre-Trial Supervision, Drug Court and Community Control (probation) by Judge Frank A. Fregiato and Judge John Vavra. There are two officers, who are employed by Belmont County and funded, in part, by a Community Corrections Act grant from the State of Ohio. The services are augmented by two officers from the Ohio Adult Parole Authority who are assigned to provide services to Belmont County. The county incurs no cost for these two officers. Offenders placed on supervision are charged a supervisory fee. This fee provides funds for the operation of the department. Therefore, the department requires very little funding from the general fund.