(a)        The county commissioners in each county in which a probation office exists shall provide, in or near the courthouse, suitable office space for those probation officers assigned to the county who have probationary caseloads and their administrative support. This requirement does not include management staff of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice of the Department of Public Safety, nonprobation staff, or other Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice of the Department of Public Safety employees.

(b)        If a county is unable to provide the space required under subsection (a) of this section for any reason, it may elect to request that the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice of the Department of Public Safety lease space for the probation office and receive reimbursement from the county for the leased space. If a county fails to reimburse the Division for such leased space, the Secretary of Public Safety may request that the Administrative Office of the Courts transfer the unpaid amount to the Division from the county’s court and jail facility fee remittances. ?(1937, c. 132, s. 13; 2009-451, s. 19.19; 2011-145, ss. 19.1(h), (i); 2017-186, s. 2(pp).)

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes 15-209

  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.