Probation Department

The Xenia Municipal Court Probation Department has supervisory responsibility for individuals whom the Court places on probation. Such individuals most typically have been convicted for drug and alcohol offenses, domestic violence and assault or theft offenses. The Probation Officers monitor probationers for compliance with the law, completion of drug and alcohol treatment, batterers’ education, anger management, theft education and other requirements ordered by the Court.

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Xenia Municipal Court, Probation Division/Office of Community Control, is to effectively and efficiently supervise and monitor all persons placed under its control by the Court, to insure accountability and compliance with all Court orders and conditions of probation.

VISION: To provide exemplary public service, integrity, professionalism and accountability.

  • Implement positive methods that will encourage and motivate our Probationers to change their behavior in order to become healthy, productive citizens and thereby reduce recidivism.
  • Provide accurate, non-biased information and professional recommendations to the Court.
  • Provide accurate information regarding a Probationer’s progress with Court-ordered sanctions from treatment programs.
  • Help promote public safety for the citizens of Xenia.

CORE VALUES:

  1.  Professionalism
  2.  Integrity
  3.  Respect
  4.  Dignity
  5.  Accountability

Probation Department Tools

 Electronically Monitored House Arrest (EMHA) is a valuable tool for the Court for non-violent offenders, particularly in light of the limited jail space available at this time. Secured Continuous Random Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) is also used for alcohol-related offenders where monitoring is ordered by the court.

Another valuable part of the Court’s Probation Department is the "community service" program. Community service may be ordered as part of a sentence in a case, or to "work off" fines and Court costs.

Thinking For A Change (T4C) Classes: What is "Thinking For a Change?" T4C is a cognitive behavior change program that has been developed to address some of the issues that lead to recidivism. Social skills, cognitive self-change and problem solving skills are discussed and practiced. Participants meet in a group format twice per week over approximately 12 weeks. To receive more information, please ask your Probation Officer.

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) - Victim Impact Panel recommended for anyone with a drunk or drugged driving offense.

MADD CLASS- 2024 Schedule

TIME/LOCATION: The MADD class time is 5:30-6:30pm. Registration check-in begins at 5:00 p.m. Once you check in, you will be required to remain in the courtroom until the class is completely over. The program begins promptly at 5:30 p.m.  Anyone arriving and unable to sign in after 5:30 p.m. will not be permitted to enter the courtroom and will not get credit for completion of the class that month. The location is 101 N Detroit St, 2nd FL, Xenia Ohio in the main court room.  

COST:$35 if paid before the class to MADD, information provided on the registration form or  $40 cash or money order paid the day of class.  

2024 Calendar

  • February 5
  • April 1
  • June 3
  • August 5
  • October 7
  • December 2

THEFT CLASS- 2024 Schedule  

TIME/LOCATION: All classes are scheduled from 5:00p.m. to 6:30p.m. The location is 101 N Detroit St, 2nd FL, Xenia Ohio in the main court room.

COST: $25.00 

  • January 29
  • March 18
  • May 20
  • September 23
  • November 25
  1. Attendees can only be registered by their Probation Officer.
  2. Attendees cannot be more than fifteen (15) minutes late or they will need to reschedule with their PO.
  3. The $25.00 fee must be paid in advance, and is only good for the registered date.
  4. Unexcused absences will require an additional payment of $25.00 

Contact Information: 

Officer Chris Ferguson 937-374-6051        cferguson@cityofxenia.org

Officer Shondelle Watts 937-376-8906       swatts@cityofxenia.org