Supervision addresses several key criminal justice goals. Through supervision, officers:
- Enforce the court's order. Officers make sure people on supervision comply with the conditions the court has set for their release to the community.
- Protect the community. Officers reduce the risk that people on supervision commit crimes. They also reduce the risk that people who are awaiting trial flee rather than return to Court as required.
- Provide treatment and assistance. Officers help people on supervision correct problems that may be linked to their criminal behavior by directing them to services to help them. These services may include substance abuse or mental health treatment, medical care, training, or employment assistance.