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Patricia Buechel, Probation Director
320 West State/Martin Luther King Jr Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
(607) 274-5380
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Specialized Programs

Specialized DWI Probation Supervision
The role of the specialized DWI Probation Supervision Program is to ensure that DWI offenders are obtaining the necessary treatment to address their alcohol dependency and to monitor behavior in the community for the purpose of public safety. The probation officer assigned to this caseload is trained in addiction, relapse issues and recovery. 

Offenders are required to report to the Probation Officer more frequently and are required to abstain from the consumption of alcohol. Restoration of driving privileges is gained only with the court’s permission and requires the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device. This device prohibits the offender from starting the vehicle should alcohol be detected in his/her system and offers the Probation Officer the ability to monitor driving behavior while at the same time promoting public safety.