Tara Pressnell
Chief Probation Officer
39th Judicial Circuit

1109 W. Market Street
Suite D & E
Athens, AL 35611

Phone: (256) 233-6425
Fax: (256) 233-6499


Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM

The Juvenile Probation Office manages a caseload of Juvenile offenders, including supervising children on court orders, informal adjustment and consent decrees. The Juvenile Probation Officers perform intake and magistrate duties, including initiating juvenile cases and making informal adjustment according to the Alabama Rules of Juvenile Procedure, receiving and evaluating misdemeanor criminal complaints, and screening compile, investigate, verify and present reports to court officials; develops and prepares recommendations to juvenile judge regarding incarceration of children.

Tara Pressnell
Chief Juvenile Probation Officer
Phone: (256) 216-3820

Deborah Cain
Juvenile Probation Officer
Phone: (256) 216-3823

Katye Hanson
Community Service Director and IOP Counselor
Phone: (256) 216-3917


Lupia Guion
Juvenile Court Liason
Phone: (256) 216-3824