Name of Business: Adult Probation Parole Office District #42

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Street address:

161 Stewart Drive, Franklin, VA, 23851

Phone number:


Operating hours: 8:15-5 p.m.

E-mail address:

Nature of business: Community Corrections

Principle owner/manager and title:

Aaron Boone, Chief Probation & Parole Officer

Year founded:

July 1, 1998 (Our district was established)

Prior locations:

Downtown Franklin prior to flood

Number of employees:


How’s business?


One thing you wish everyone knew about your business:

We are here to help everyone lead productive lives. If someone becomes incarcerated as a result of violating conditions from the court, he/she is to blame for the probation violation, not the Probation Office. We are here to do our jobs to the best of our abilities and that consists of upholding the laws and rules of the court as well as society.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: A chance to turn his/her life around and become productive citizens. We also connect individuals with needed community resources.

Advice to young entrepreneurs:

Get an education, a job and never commit a felony so that you will never become a customer of ours.

Your first job: Delivering newspapers

Your role model (in business or in life generally): My sister, who quit high school and worked full time to support me so I could finish high school. After I finished high school, she went to night school and obtained a high school diploma.

The key to a successful business is:

Treating everyone the same way you would want to be treated.