Monday, April 12, 2010

Last CJSA speaker event this semester! 4/14, Topic: Probation

Criminal Justice Student Association
Presents Robert Bingham, Chief Probation Officer, Marion Superior Court Probation Department

Interested in a career with probation? Don’t miss this event!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Morrison Hall 007, 7:00pm
CJSA provides a great way to get involved on campus, meet peers, network, participate in community service, and learn about criminal justice careers. For more information check out our facebook page; Search “Criminal Justice Student Association”. Or contact the association at

Robert L. Bingham
Mr. Bingham began his career in probation in Philadelphia in 1970 when hired as a juvenile probation officer by the Court of Common Pleas. In the early 1970's, he served as a juvenile probation officer in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and also worked as a probation liaison for the Pennsylvania Youth Development Center – Cornwells Heights.

His career as a Probation Chief has included juvenile, adult, and dual assignments in Illinois (Winnebago, McLean, Lake Counties), Michigan (Oakland County) and Indiana (Marion Superior Court) in Indianapolis, where he has served as Chief Probation Officer since June, 2000. Since 1979, he has been a Chief Probation Officer in five different jurisdictions, specializing in outside intervention and system consolidation.

Currently, he administers juvenile and adult probation operations, and from April 2006 – September 2007, he served as oversight administrator for the Marion Superior Court Juvenile Detention Center. Total staff supervised = 309.

He is a former president of the National Association of Probation Executives (1998-2000) and is a frequent and requested presenter at state and national probation conferences. He has served as a consultant/trainer for the U.S. Department of Justice and National Institute of Corrections.

In August 2003, Mr. Bingham was awarded the Sam Houston State University Executive of the Year award, which recognizes and honors the top probation executive in the country.

He has published over 30 professional articles, while maintaining active membership in almost a dozen state and national professional organizations. Since 1987, Mr. Bingham has served as adjunct Criminal Justice faculty at several Midwestern universities; presently he teaches at Indiana University Bloomington.
Mr. Bingham received his undergraduate degree (sociology/anthropology) from Wake Forest University in 1970. His Master of Social Services degree was earned from Bryn Mawr College in 1976.