A phone scam is targeting people in custody and their families. Callers pretend to be employees of the U.S. Probation Office, U.S. Parole Commission, and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Their goal is to obtain money and personal information. Callers have promised to get individuals out of BOP custody, end supervised release, and approve relocation requests.

U.S. probation officers and staff from other federal agencies do not ask for money in exchange for services. Please report these calls to the Federal Trade Commission online or by phone at 1 (877) 382-4357 (9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.).

About Us

The U.S. Probation Department for the Southern District of New York, is responsible for preparing pre-sentence investigations on individuals convicted of federal crimes, supervising individuals sentenced to probation, or those released under supervised release supervision from the courts or parole from the U.S. Parole Commission and military authorities.

Our Mission

We assist the Court in the fair administration of justice by preparing presentence reports with objective, verified information and unbiased sentencing recommendations.

We protect the community by promoting accountability for justice-involved individuals.

We create meaningful opportunities for positive change in the lives of individuals under our supervision.

Our Vision

We are most successful when we work together as one unified organization. We serve specific roles in presentence investigations, post-conviction supervision or administration, but we are each instrumental to organizational success. We achieve excellence when all employees are engaged and work toward clear and common goals. We commit to a fully inclusive, diverse, and compassionate work environment. We aspire to a culture of commitment, respect and comradery that values the contributions of each staff member. Leadership decisions are mission driven, human centered and values based.

We strive to conduct presentence investigations that result in fair sentences for all defendants appearing before our Court. We seek out and verify all information necessary to determine an appropriate sentence. Our sentencing recommendations are thoughtful, unbiased, and consequential to the fair administration of justice.

We champion positive change in the lives of individuals under our supervision through respectful engagement, active observation, and individualized services. We influence our client population through our presence, problem-solving and support, community partnerships, and accountability interventions when necessary. Our interventions are fair, objective and evidence based.

Our Values

Respect. All people are entitled to dignity. We treat each other, our client population and community stakeholders with courtesy. We believe that respectful engagement is essential to achieving our mission.

Integrity. We are honest and fair. We prioritize duty. We meet our obligations with grace and professionalism. We hold ourselves accountable for always doing the right thing.

Service. We are passionate in our mission. We show empathy to our colleagues, clients, and stakeholders. We persevere through challenges and are determined to contribute to positive changes in the community and the lives of justice-involved individuals.

Counties Include: Bronx, Dutchess, Manhattan, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Westchester.

Pre-Solicitation Notice

The U.S. Probation Office for the Southern District of New York is currently in the pre-solicitation process for FY2025 treatment services. Please refer to the “Treatment Services Solicitation” page for further information.

Office Locations

Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007-1312
Main Number: 212-805-0040
Fax: 212-805-0046 or 212-805-0047

Hon. Charles L. Brieant Jr. Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
300 Quarropas Street
Ground Floor
White Plains, NY 10601-1901
Main Number: 914-390-4040
Fax: 914-390-4055

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