The Probation Department is responsible for monitoring all court ordered county probation cases / defendants with misdemeanor criminal charges, traffic criminal charges, and some felony charges. The Diversion Program is offered to first time offenders with certain charges and requires the defendant report to County Probation in order to receive instructions and paperwork. All defendants ordered to perform community service hours, whether or not placed on probation, must report to County Probation to receive the necessary paperwork. It is the responsibility of Probation to inform the court of any violations of probation, the progress on Diversion cases, and the completion of all cases monitored by Probation. As an alternative to jail, Probation helps reduce the overcrowding of our County Jail while allowing the defendant / probationer the opportunity to remain in the home and be gainfully employed. County Probation also offers theft classes, victim impact panel, vehicle impoundment, alcohol breathalyzer test and the Gadsden County Work Program.