The federal probation system was established by Congress through the Federal Probation Act of 1925 and gave the United States Courts the authority to appoint probation officers and to place defendants on probation. The probation system was not funded until 1927, and the probation office in the Western District of Pennsylvania was established in 1928.

Office Locations

Additional Information


Post Office & Courthouse
700 Grant St, Suite 3330
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219
(866) 317-4791


Federal Courthouse
17 South Park Row, Room A-110
Erie, Pa 16501
(814) 464-9650


Penn Traffic Building
319 Washington Street, Suite 110
Johnstown, Pa 15901
(814) 533-4540