Union County Probation Department

Find Union County Iowa probation departments, such as adult, juvenile, state, and federal probation courts and offices. Probation departments provide information on parole officers, community service, parole number lookups, violation and warrant searches, and job employment.


Ringgold County Probation Department 211 North Elm Street Creston IA 50801 641-782-2519


About Union County Probation Departments

Union County Probation Departments and Parole Offices are government agencies that oversee court-ordered probations that have been imposed as an alternative to incarceration in Union County, IA. Probation orders are comprised of conditions that an offender must meet in order to avoid jail or other sanctions. The implementation of probation orders, often referred to as community-based supervision, is the responsibility of the Union County Probation Office. The goals of an Union County Probation Department include reducing the likelihood that offenders will commit additional crimes and rehabilitating adult and juvenile offenders.

You may contact the Department of Probation for questions about:
  • Union County Probations and parole information
  • Inmates released from Union County jails and prisons
  • Criminal records, warrant searches, and parolee lookups
  • Union County background checks
  • Probation and Parole Officer jobs and employment
Union County Probation & Parolee Lookups

The criminal justice system makes public records pertaining to parolees available upon request at the Union County Department of Probation Offices. These Union County criminal records include arrest and warrant records, jail and prison records, parolee records, and other information about convicted offenders under supervision of Union County Probation and Parole Departments. These records serve as a vital part of an Union County criminal background search.

Community-Based Supervision

Community-based supervision generally requires the offender to make frequent contact with the Union County Probation Departments and to obey the law, as well as follow other elements of the Union County Court order that are specific to the individual offender and his or her crime. Offenders may be required to maintain employment or good attendance at school, seek treatment for alcohol or substance abuse, attend counseling, or pay restitution to victims. Union County probation orders may also impose restrictions on an offender's freedom to travel or bar the offender from contacting certain people.

Union County Probation & Parole Officers

Probation Departments are staffed with Probation and Parole Officers, who are Union County peace officers that are responsible for assessing offenders' risks and needs, ensuring that offenders comply with their court orders, and supervising their rehabilitation efforts. Probation Officers conduct scheduled and unannounced Union County home visits and work visits to monitor offenders, administer drug tests, connect offenders to supportive and social services, and generally monitor their activities. Union County Probation Officers may report back to the Union County Court on an offender's progress and make recommendations regarding community supervision. They also help victims obtain restitution. Probation Depts in Union County may also have special programs or units for intensive supervision of certain types of offenders, such as mentally ill offenders, gang members, or offenders who show a higher risk for violent behavior.

Pretrial Services

Probation Departments may also provide pre-sentencing investigations of offenders for courts in Union County, Iowa. Pretrial services research the offender's background, gather information from victims and others, and make recommendations regarding sentencing and the suitability of probation for the offender.