Mr. Giacobbe graduated from State University College at Buffalo in 1975 and received his Master degree in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 1978.
He is the former Chief U.S. Probation Officer, U.S. Probation Service, Western District of New York. Mr. Giacobbe served over 19 years in the position of Chief, retiring in December 2009 following 34 years of service in the U.S. District Court system.
Mr. Giacobbe served as a member and/or chair of numerous Federal Judicial Center (FJC) and Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC) advisory boards, council’s and workgroups during his career and participated as speaker and trainer for the FJC and AOUSC in a variety of programs and workshops related to leadership development, finance and budget, human resources and personnel, and subject matter groups addressing defendant/offender related issues.
Mr. Giacobbe was also active in the Chiefs Advisory Group and FJC Training and Education Committee. As a result, he influenced many national and local programs, policies and district court and probation/pretrial procedures.
During his tenure as Chief U.S. Probation Officer, the U.S. Probation office in the Western District of New York implemented programs and concepts geared toward effective and efficient supervision of defendants and offenders released to the Western New York communities, including evidence based practices, motivational interviewing, cognitive based programs, home confinement monitoring programs, offender employment and vocational training initiatives and search/seizure program.
Mr. Giacobbe received numerous awards and recognition during his tenure with the U.S. District Court system, however, the apex was reached when he became the recipient of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Director’s Award for Outstanding Leadership. This award recognized his “long term leadership in contributing to the efficiency and administration of the Federal courts.”
Mr. Giacobbe’s expertise focused on leadership development, human resources and budget & finance, strategic planning and auditing rules and regulations.
He joined the part-time faculty at Hilbert College in 2012 as an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice Studies Division. Joe is also a faculty member in the FJC’s Leadership Development Program working with federal probation and pretrial services officers during this three year term program and is an executive coach for the FJC’s Judiciary Executive Leadership Program (JELP), Washington, D.C. where he works directly with and coaches Court Unit Executives in this one year term program.
Mr. Giacobbe resides in Williamsville with his wife Michele. They have three adult children and two grandbabies.
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