U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services, District of Kansas
The officers and staff of the United States Probation and Pretrial Services Office are the unsung heroes and heroines of the federal criminal justice system. These folks devote themselves to improving the lives of all persons who are accused and/or convicted of federal crimes. From the day a person is charged, the officers and staff begin a journey with the person, helping them overcome their personal challenges. When an accused person is convicted, the officers and staff help the judge assure that a fair, reasonable and just sentence is imposed. And, when a convicted person is sentenced to probation, or when a convicted person re-enters the community after serving a prison sentence, the journey continues. The officers and staff assure the safety of the community, by ensuring that the person does not engage in further criminal or harmful behavior. As importantly, the officers and staff assure that the person receives all services and assistance they need to be a successful, happy, productive member of the community. This includes assuring that each person, as needed, receives drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, and substantial assistance in securing a safe place to live and secure employment. The mission of the probation office is to ensure that accused and convicted persons succeed. And when such persons succeed, it immensely improves the lives of their family and friends, as well as the entire community.
All the best,
Honorable Julie A. Robinson
Chief U.S. District Judge