PO's in the field
What is probation?

Probation is part of the sentence imposed by the Court, which often includes a brief incarceration in a county jail.  It is a period of community supervision that requires reporting to a Probation and Parole Officer who monitors payment of fines, treatment participation, employment and other conditions imposed by the Court.   


What are parole and post-prison supervision?

Parole and post-prison supervision are typically community supervision that follows a period of incarceration in a state prison.   Post-prison supervision and parole are often used synonymously, but post-prison supervision is the correct term for convictions that have occurred on or after November 1, 1989.  In either case, a Probation and Parole Officer monitors conditions imposed by the Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision.  One may also be placed on post-prison supervision following revocation of felony probation and a period of incarceration in a local jail.