I would advise speaking with your probation officer regarding your concerns. If your situation does not improve, you may express your concerns to the chief probation officer & request a new probation officer. There are no guarantees that you would receive a new probation officer under those circumstances.
Juan C. Garcia, Jr.
Attorney At Law
GARCIA LAW OFFICE, LLC
The New York Probation Department website states the following on the FAQs Page:
"If you have questions, concerns or complaints regarding a particular probation officer or department, please be advised that such issues should first be addressed with the probation officer’s supervisor and/or the Director of that department. If after having written to the Probation Department Director concerning your problem, you are not satisfied, you may file a written complaint with the NYS Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives (OPCA). All correspondence to OPCA should be sent to the attention of the State Director at 80 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12205."
As I often tell my clients, your probation officer doesn't have to be your best friend but they can become your worst enemy. In other words, you don't have to kiss their ass, but don't piss them off either. Just be mature and respectful. If the messages you are leaving your PO are rude, demeaning, or otherwise less than humbly apologetic you will create problems for yourself. Keep it simple. Leave your name, a short message with an apology (leaving out remarks such as "this is my 7th message"), and the best time and number for you to be called back.