About Us

The New York State Council of probation Administrators (COPA) is a not for profit organization whose membership is composed of Probation Administrators/Deputy Directors within the State of New York.

The Purpose of the Organization is to:

  • Promote and advance the mutual interests of its membership.
  • Promote cooperation between the State Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives and local probation Administrators and units in understanding and meeting problems of mutual concern and responsibility.
  • Offer consultant and advisory service regarding the fundamental principles and advantages of Probation as a rehabilitative agency and thereby gain the support of public opinion.
  • Study the causes of crime and delinquency and suggest plans and remedies for its control and the elimination or prevention.
  • Promote the extension, development and adoption of professional standards of Probation throughout the state.
  • Promote more effective cooperation between probation officers and other public and private agencies.
  • Propose and support legislation that will tend to improve the scope and effectiveness of probation throughout the state.
  • Encourage informed publicity regarding the fundamental principles and advantages of Probation as a rehabilitative agency and thereby gain support of public opinion.