The Court usually instructs a defendant to report to the Probation Department after being sentenced or released from jail. This means that a defendant will often be reporting to the Probation Department before a probation officer has been assigned. When a defendant reports after court they will complete the paperwork required to set up their probation case with an intake probation officer. Normally within two weeks, the defendant will be contacted by their new supervision officer. If after about two weeks, there has been no contact from the probation officer, the defendant should contact the Probation Department. There are occasionally circumstances that may cause case assignment to be delayed.