United States Probation and Pretrial Services

Charter for Excellence

We, the members of Probation and Pretrial Services of the United States Courts, are a national system with shared professional identity, goals, and values. We facilitate the fair administration of justice and provide continuity of services throughout the judicial process. We are outcome driven and strive to make our communities safer and to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve. We achieve success through interdependence, collaboration, and local innovation. We are committed to excellence as a system and to the principles embodied in this Charter.

We are a unique profession.

Our profession is distinguished by the unique combination of:

These goals matter most.

Our system strives to achieve the organizational goals of:

We stand by these values.

Our values are mission-critical:

Conceived at the Federal Judicial Center's 2000 and 2002 National Chiefs' Conferences.

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