The Probation Department for the General Sessions Court of Nashville-Davidson County has the responsibility of ensuring that probationers comply with the conditions of court-ordered probation. This department handles misdemeanor criminal offenses which carry a maximum jail sentence and probation term of 11 months and 29 days per offense. While working toward that goal, the departmentís efforts are spent making the community a safer place to live.
Under the program, qualified individuals may be required to attend and complete alcohol and drug, anger management and shoplifting classes, participate in self-help group therapy, undergo drug testing, pay restitution to victims and perform community service work.
With a staff of 35 (including those assigned to the departmentís Electronic Monitoring program), the Probation Department supervise over 5,000 clients within the community, which consists of convicted misdemeanants and both pre-trial and post-trial felons from the countyís criminal courts helped make up that figure.