International Travel Policy
Offenders in compliance with the terms and conditions of their supervision may be granted permission to travel outside of the United States with the approval of the receiving country, the assigned Chester County Adult Probation/Parole Officer (PO), Chester County District Attorney’s Office (DA) and a Chester County Common Pleas Court Judge (Judge). A Temporary International Travel Permit must be filed with the Clerk of Courts after obtaining the above approvals. Leisure travel will not be granted for offenders who owe a balance of restitution and/or are not in compliance with their payment plan for fines and costs. The department strongly discourages the international travel of sex offenders and violent offenders.
An offender requesting travel permission must inform his/her assigned PO prior to any travel plans being made to gain preliminary permission and to obtain the Temporary International Travel Permit. The PO will review the case to ensure that the offender is in good standing, requesting travel for a legitimate purpose, and if the purpose of the trip is for vacation that all restitution is paid in full and the offender is in compliance with his/her payment plan for fines and costs. The defendant’s attorney is responsible for completing Temporary International Travel Permit and should first contact the Consulate General Office of the destination country to obtain permission to travel. If permission is granted the defendant’s attorney may proceed with seeking the approval and signatures from the DA’s office, the assigned PO and finally the Judge. The document must be filed with Chester County Clerk of Courts at least 10 business days prior to the scheduled date of departure with certified copies distributed to the PO and DA’s office. The offender will notify the PO within twenty-four (24) hours of his/her return to the United States.
Supervision Fee Waiver
Applications may be mailed, faxed or delivered in person.
The Criminal Complaint and Affidavit of Probable Cause must be submitted with the application.
Expanded IP elements include supervision based on risk of re-offending with a targeted interventions based on identified offender needs, random drug and alcohol testing, cognitive behavioral programming and a swift intervention program to address non-compliance.
For any questions regarding either program, please contact Jim Gillespie in Adult Probation at 610-344-4303.
The Intake Unit of Adult Probation processes cases for all adult offenders sentenced to probation/parole in Chester County. For all intakes, clients are required to fill out an intake form with their basic information and have their picture taken. Please fill in all highlighted fields, print and bring to Adult Probation after being sentenced or released from prison.
Chester County DUI Program
In October 2011, the Chester County Adult Probation and Parole Department began providing the Alcohol Highway Safety School (AHSS) and Court Reporting Network (CRN) evaluations through the Department’s newly created division, The Chester County DUI Program.
For more information: www.chescodui.org
Offices are located at:
The Justice Center
201 West Market Street, Suite 4101
West Chester, PA 19380