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The Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association (OCPOA)

Maximizing the impact of probation through training, networking and advocacy

Established in 1984, The Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association (OCPOA) provides training, networking opportunities and legislative advocacy for publicly employed chief administrators of probation services and community control services agencies operated by the courts in the State of Ohio.

OCPOA's core beliefs:

  • Probation is an effective and fiscally responsible alternative to incarceration.
  • Substance use disorder and behavioral health support improves public safety and recidivism reduction
  • Courts should learn about and implement evidence-based practices for monitoring behavioral change and offender/client reform
  • Our organization serves as a key advocate for legislation that will improve operations and effectiveness of probation services and programs

By joining the Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association, you will receive the following opportunities and benefits:

  • Free registration for our quarterly meetings where you can engage in high quality professional development and earn continuing education units coupled with an additional half day of networking and learning around legislative issues impacting Ohio's probation practices.
  • Access to our members only portion of the website where you can access valuable resources, such as the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College publication regarding Ohio Probation Statutes, a lobbying and advocacy toolkit, and other guidance documents created by OCPOA.
  • Free membership to the American Probation and Parole Association with paid membership to OCPOA

We are delighted you are interested in joining OCPOA. Please fill out the form below to receive your membership invoice. Membership is $300 annually.  Membership to the OCPOA is just for Chief Probation Officers. A Deputy Chief may be a member so long as their chief is a member. It is $300 per person, per department. Line staff or support staff are welcome to participate on our trainings, but they cannot join the association as members.