Ulster County Probation Department

Ulster County Probation Department

The Probation Department works to insure public safety for the community and all crime victims by utilizing an aggressive 24-hour community control supervision of the offender with the latest technology and community partnerships.

Through a victim-centered approach, and complete offender accountability, the agency provides comprehensive crime victims services to all members of the community, including a 24-hour sexual assault/domestic violence hotline.This provides all crime victims a voice in the Criminal Justice System.

Probation prevents non-essential incarceration of low risk adult offenders and placement options for juvenile delinquent/persons in need of supervision (JD/PINS) by providing all Ulster County courts with effective community justice sanctions and treatment alternatives.It also assists in competency development for all offenders to become productive members of the community.

The agency is comprised of several divisions:

Family Court:All services to referred Juvenile Delinquency cases under the age of 16 or PINS cases to age 18.
Pretrial Services:Release services for incarcerated offenders.
Criminal Investigation:Court ordered reports.
Criminal Supervision:Court ordered community supervision.
Crime Victims Assistance:Service to all victims of crime in Ulster County.
Probation differs from parole in that probation is a supervision sentence imposed by a court in lieu of a jail or prison sentence.Parole is supervision imposed upon release from state prison.Probation is a County function.Parole is a State function located in Poughkeepsie at 452-0620.

The department also oversees the following programs:

Ulster County Community Service Program
63 Golden Hill Drive
Kingston , NY 12401
Phone: (845) 340-3342
Fax: (845) 340-3252
Office Hours: 9:00AM to 5:00PM Monday-Friday

Alternative Sentencing is a program through which offenders are diverted to perform community service as the result of a non-violent criminal conviction. The objectives of the program are to reduce reliance on unnecessary incarceration in a manner consistent with public safety; provide a means of punishment to an offender and a means of restitution to the community; increase sentencing options to all criminal courts in Ulster County; foster the development of employment, vocational, and life skills as a way of improving situations which might otherwise contribute to criminal activity; encourage and implement integration between offender and community in the process of reducing dysfunction; and to forward the cause of alternative sanctions.

Programs offered include:

Individual Community Service: An individual is placed at a not-for-profit job site and reports there the same way an employee would. Placement depends on skills and abilities of the individual, and the needs of the job site. The site assigns tasks and records time sheets. Monitoring is maintained by this office to insure compliance and completion of time ordered.
Work Crews:Community service is performed as a group, led and supervised by an employee of this department. Projects change on an almost daily basis, depending on the job site or project. Most projects are general labor, such as interior and exterior painting, grounds and building maintenance, cleaning, etc. The crew operates seven days a week from 8:00AM to 2:00PM with the exception of major holidays. All projects are within County limits.
Kingston City Work Crew:A work crew dedicated to projects within the City of Kingston operates on Saturdays only.
For Case Processing:Referrals are taken from any source:Courts, attorneys, family, agencies, individuals. Violations, misdemeanors, and felonies are eligible.  Cases are screened for eligibility and public safety.  Recommendation is made to the sentencing court, for both acceptance and denial. Once a case is sentenced, placement and monitoring are maintained through completion or termination. A final report is made to the sentencing court.

To Become a Job Site: Any not-for-profit, municipal, State or charitable organization is eligible to become a job site. There are currently over 200 job sites throughout Ulster County.

Fees for Services: None

Satellite Offices

Ellenville Office
50 Center Street
Ellenville , NY 12428
Phone: (845) 647-1740
Fax: (845) 647-4782

New Paltz Office
124 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: (845) 255-6037
Fax: (845) 255-6045

Saugerties Office
Town Hall
4 High Street
Saugerties , NY 12477
(845) 246-2800 X350


733 Broadway
Kingston, NY, 12401

Fax: 845-340-3220