The Statewide Presentence Unit is located in Anchorage, Alaska. This unit conducts presentence investigations and writes presentence reports for the Superior Court. Presentence reports provide a comprehensive criminal and social history of the defendant, a synopsis of the referred offense, recommended conditions for probation, and in some cases a victim impact statement. The presentence report aids judges in sentencing. The Statewide Presentence Unit employs one supervisor, one criminal justice technician and four probation officers, with one remotely working in Kodiak, Alaska.