The Southern District of Georgia consists of 43 counties in the southeastern part of Georgia. The Probation Office has staffed offices in Augusta, Brunswick, and Savannah. We also have offices in Dublin, Statesboro, and Waycross, which are utilized when court is in session.
The Probation Office is responsible for the following areas of the federal criminal process:
Pretrial Services - Provides supervision of persons who have been charged with federal crimes. Officers from this unit make recommendations to the Court as to whether a defendant should be released on bond or remanded to custody while awaiting trial.
Presentence Unit - Provides the Court with an independent investigation of a defendant's background, the crime committed, and how the advisory sentencing guidelines should be applied to the offense of conviction.
Supervision Unit - Provides post-conviction supervision of offenders who have been ordered by the Court to have supervision following their federal sentences. These officers also supervise cases where a probationary sentence has been ordered in lieu of incarceration. Officers in this unit also provide supervision of offenders released on parole by the U.S. Parole Commission.