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James M. Johnston, Jr. - Chief U.S. Probation Officer
The Eastern District of North Carolina is comprised of 44 counties bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the states of Virginia and South Carolina.

Welcome to the United States Probation Office, Eastern District of North Carolina. This web site is intended to provide visitors with details on processes, employment and contact information regarding probation within North Carolina.

Mission Statement

As an integral component of the Federal Court System, the United States Probation Office serves the court and community by providing quality investigative and supervision services to assist in the protection of the public and the administration of justice.

Vision Statement

We impact every offender's lifestyle by promoting opportunities for a positive change.
We continuously improve our service to the court and the community.
We work collaboratively with community agencies to create a safer community.
We recognize the importance of every part of our agency and treat each other with respect and dignity.
We ensure that career development for every employee is possible, encouraged, and expected.
We employ totally integrated and automated systems to maximize efficiency.

Notice:  Effective June 6, 2011, all final presentence reports will be filed in CM/ECF available only to the applicable parties and must be accessed by counsel of record from the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF).  First drafts of presentence reports will continue to be disclosed under the existing procedure.  All presentence reports (first drafts and finals) to defendants will continue to be disclosed under the existing procedure.  If there are any questions, please contact Deputy Chief U.S. Probation Officer Kristi Benfield at 252-758-7200 or Deputy Chief U.S. Probation Officer Kevin Connolley at 910-815-4857.


Monthly Supervision Report (pdf)  
Explanation of the Presentence Report
United States District Court - Eastern District
Federal Judiciary
Local Rule 32.2 - Procedures Implementing Sentencing Guidelines


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