Joe Budnick was appointed Chief Probation Officer in District 10, Hastings, on July 1, 2012.
Mr. Budnick began his career as a probation officer in 1990 following his graduation from Hastings College where he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology. In 2002, he was appointed Chief Deputy Probation Officer by then Chief Probation Officer Bob Horton. Throughout the years Joe has obtained additional training and certifications in Moral Reconation Therapy and Management Development. He also received additional ongoing training in motivational interviewing, leadership and case management relating to the special needs of adult and juvenile probationers.