The Vermilion Probation Department is dedicated to the enhancement of our community in a professional and caring manner. We are devoted to supporting and serving offenders and the Vermilion Municipal Court. Through efficient service, we are committed to meet the needs of those individuals in which we serve, and to achieve the ultimate goal of rehabilitation for the offender.
Before Sentencing: Those defendants found guilty of misdemeanors from the 4th to the 1st degree (M-4 through M1) in traffic and criminal cases are many times referred to the Probation Department for a pre-sentence interview and report.
When an offender is assigned to enter a program of probation, a probation officer will generally supervise him. The probation officer’s challenge is to see that the offender participates in all required treatment/education programs, refrains from criminal behavior, and addresses the Court in a responsible and conscientious manner. Probation protects the community, and also gives the offender the opportunity of correcting behavior that is harmful to society.