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  Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists
Probation and parole agencies also seek the assistance of community organizations, such as religious institutions, neighborhood groups, and local residents, to monitor the behavior of many offenders.
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists work with criminal offenders, some of whom may be dangerous.
Employment of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2014.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos265.htm   (1607 words)

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Probation officers are required to engage in police ride-alongs and sweeps to demonstrate a greater street presence and enhance their authority in the eyes of probationers.
Probation officers should directly provide assistance to youth gang probationers and their parents in crisis situations and make sure that counseling services are available to and used by both.
Probation officers should not only be familiar with gangs in their supervisory area, but also have knowledge of gangs in other parts of the jurisdiction since gangs are increasingly mobile.
www.ncjrs.gov /txtfiles/d0010.txt   (5527 words)

 Department of Probation
Probation's Family Court division is working to reduce the number of juveniles removed from their homes and remanded to state-run facilities.
The Department of Probation promotes public safety by providing supervision for the thousands of adults and juveniles placed on probation each year by judges in the Supreme, Criminal and Family Courts.
In addition, Probation is responsible for preparing thousands of background reports each year that assist judges in determining appropriate sentences for adult offenders and juvenile delinquents.
www.nyc.gov /html/prob/home.html   (133 words)

 Bureau of Justice Statistics Probation and Parole Statistics
The 0.6% growth in the probation and parole population during 2005 -- an increase of 31,626 during the year -- was more than a fifth of the average annual increase of 2.8% since 1995.
Probation and Parole in the United States, 2005, 11/06.
Focuses on prisoners whose probation or parole was revoked, using data from the 1991 Survey of State Prison inmates, and provides details on offenses, types of violations, time served on probation/parole, time expected to serve, guns, alcohol and drug use, and personal characteristics.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /bjs/pandp.htm   (1158 words)

 American Probation and Parole Association
the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is at the vanguard in exploring issues relevant to the field of community-based corrections.
Trends in Probation and Parole in the States by Bill Burrell (reproduced with permission from the Council of State Governments, Book of the States, 2005.
Probation and Post-Prison Supervision is a handbook to provide strategies for success that can help offenders promote positive change in their lives while on supervision and beyond.
www.appa-net.org   (340 words)

 Massachusetts Probation Service Fact Sheet
Probation is a court-ordered sanction placed on a person convicted of a crime.
The offender is allowed to remain in the community under the strict supervision of a probation officer.
Probation officers in the District and Superior Court probation departments supervise criminal cases.
www.mass.gov /courts/probation/whatisprobation.html   (420 words)

 Bedford Municipal Court - Probation
The goal of probation is to monitor compliance with the sentence imposed by the Judge thereby reducing the likelihood of further criminal activity.
Each probationer will be assigned to a probation officer who will supervise the terms of their probation, and provide assistance to the probationer in complying with those terms.
Each Defendant placed on probation will be required to meet with his or her assigned probation officer, and will be personally instructed in the terms of conditions of their probation.
www.bedfordmuni.org /info.asp?pageId=10   (590 words)

The mission of the Dutchess County Office of Probation and Community Corrections is to protect the community through intervention in the lives of those under supervision by facilitating compliance with court orders and serving as a catalyst for positive change.
The Dutchess County Office of Probation and Community Corrections is dedicated to promoting public safety through effective supervision of the approximately 3,000 defendants and probationers placed under community supervision by the courts each year.
If probationers fail to take advantage of the opportunity a sentence of probation affords them, a violation of probation may be filed and the sentence of probation revoked by the court.
www.dutchessny.gov /CountyGov/Departments/Probation/PRIndex.htm   (466 words)

Probation is an alternative to incarceration that permits offenders to live and work in the community, support their families, receive rehabilitative services and make restitution to the victims of their crimes.
Suffolk County probation officers are peace officers with dual responsibilities of public safety and rehabilitation.
Probation is one of the only areas in the criminal justice system that generates substantial reimbursement for programs that protect the community.
www.co.suffolk.ny.us /webtemp3.cfm?dept=13&id=94   (349 words)

 Benton County Probation Department
Probation personnel should exhibit a high regard for objectivity, protection of the public, and the reintegration of offenders.
Probation respects the inherent worth of offenders while recognizing their individual differences and their ability to change.
The public should have the assurance that individual probation officers, in the course of completing their assignments from teh courts, formulate all assessments, conclusions, and directives by means of careful analysis and accurate information.
www.in-map.net /counties/BENTON/probation   (414 words)

 Findlay Municipal Court - Probation
It is the goal of probation to monitor compliance with the sentence imposed by the Judge, thereby reducing involvement of further criminal activity.
Probation Officers assess the needs of the defendant and monitor the compliance of their terms of probation, as determined by the Court.
The standard rules of probation are provided for your convenience, but you are urged to remember that these are the standard conditions, and the Judge may impose additional conditions.
www.ci.findlay.oh.us /municourt/info.asp?pageId=10   (847 words)

 Probation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Probation is ordered by a judge as an alternative to incarceration and allows the convicted person to remain in the community.
When the court has required, as a condition of probation, that the defendant make restitution for any economic loss related to the defendant’s offense and that condition has not been satisfied, the court at any time prior to the termination or expiration of probation may extend the period for not more than one (1) year.
If the defendant violates the conditions of probation the probation monitoring officer initiates a petition to revoke probation and testifies in court as a witness during hearings on these matters.
www.ci.tucson.az.us /courts/Court_Info/Probation/probation.html   (685 words)

 13-901.01 - Probation for persons convicted of possession or use of controlled substances or drug paraphernalia; ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
D. If a person is convicted of personal possession or use of a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia, as a condition of probation, the court shall require participation in an appropriate drug treatment or education program administered by a qualified agency or organization that provides such programs to persons who abuse controlled substances.
E. A person who has been placed on probation pursuant to this section and who is determined by the court to be in violation of probation shall have new conditions of probation established by the court.
G. At any time while the defendant is on probation, if after having a reasonable opportunity to do so the defendant fails or refuses to participate in drug treatment, the probation department or the prosecutor may petition the court to revoke the defendant's probation.
www.azleg.state.az.us /ars/13/00901-01.htm   (530 words)

 Allegany County   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Probation Officers also assist applicants with filing petitions in various family and child related areas.
Probation Officers handle a high volume of diverse and complex cases which, to some extent or another, may reflect a mental health disorder, violence, family dysfunction or chemical dependency.
The Pre-trial Release Program objectives are to screen all pre-trial detainees in the Allegany County Jail within 24 hours of their detention (within 72 hours if committed on the weekend) to determine eligibility for release under the supervision of the Pre-trial Release Program.
www.alleganyco.com /default.asp?show=btn_probation   (372 words)

 illEagle - Probation officer and parole office. Criminal Defense Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
If the court allowed you to go free on bail, it assigned you a pretrial office representative (can be a probation officer) to report to.
Probation officers (in this case they are called pretrial officers) are not defendant’s friends.
Parole, pretrial or probation officer is not the sharpest knife in the draw.
www.criminal-law.org /probation-officer-parole.htm   (242 words)

 Steuben County, Indiana : The Official County Government Site
The mission of probation is to provide necessary services to the offender toward reducing criminal/delinquent behavior while balancing the needs and ensuring the safety of the community.
Probation is a profession, which requires fundamental knowledge of the law, sentencing alternatives, human services, and community protection.
The probation department serves Steuben County Superior Court, Circuit Court, and Magistrate Court.
www.co.steuben.in.us /departments/probation/probation.aspx   (125 words)

 Probation Officers and Parole Agents
Probation Officers are officers of the courts and in this capacity they perform pre-sentence investigations and prepare reports on their clients.
Probation Officers may have to appear in court occasionally to represent their department, present probation reports, and to respond to questions concerning probation recommendations.
Probation Officers are also responsible for electronic monitoring of their clients and operating community correction programs such as work furloughs.
www.calmis.cahwnet.gov /file/occguide/PROBOFF.HTM   (1427 words)

 Juvenile Probation: What is Probation?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Probation is one of many different kinds of sentences that the Court gives to a juvenile who has been found guilty of breaking the law.
Probation allows a person to stay in his/her community and do most of the things that other people do – live with his family, go to work or school, keep in touch with friends, go to movies and concerts, play sports, and do almost anything that other people do, as long as it's legal.
Usually a probationer will be released from probation if he goes one year without violating the terms of probation or committing another crime, and all restitution has been paid.
www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov /juvenileprob/divisions/probation/index.asp   (284 words)

 Academic Probation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Students are placed on academic probation at the end of any term when a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 is not attained in college-level courses.
Students on academic probation will be allowed to enroll in the next term, but may not register for more than 16 hours of college-level course work unless special permission is granted by the appropriate Divisional Dean.
A student on academic probation will not be eligible to hold any collegiate or elective office during the semester in which he/she is on academic probation.
www.southplainscollege.edu /admissions/academic_probation.htm   (256 words)

Probation is a sentencing alternative that provides selected offenders the opportunity to serve a criminal sentence in the community under the supervision of a probation officer.
A sentence of probation may require an offender to pay fines or restitution or to seek counseling for substance abuse or for entail health or family problems.
The probation officer works with the parent/guardian, treatment provider and school to ensure that the juvenile successfully completes the term of probation and is rehabilitated.
www.judiciary.state.nj.us /probsup/index.htm   (279 words)

 Wells County, Indiana | Probation Department
The mission of the Wells County Probation Department is to serve the Wells Circuit and Superior Courts by providing legally mandated and individually assessed services to juvenile and adult offenders with the goal of eliminating delinquent and criminal behavior while balancing the needs and safety of the community.
The records used and maintained by the Wells County Probation Department are the courts’ files and are used for supervising the probation of juvenile and adult offenders, and preparing presentence and predisposition reports: unauthorized use of these records for any other purpose is prohibited.
The chief probation officer, or the chief probation officer’s designee, shall be responsible for responding to any agency or person requesting information from the Probation Department files.
www.wellscounty.org /probation.htm   (611 words)

 Welcome to the National Probations Service Website
The 21,000 staff of the NPS, and their colleagues in other organisations who support their work, are committed to minimising the impact of crime on communities and especially victims who have been touched by serious violent or sexually violent crimes.
This website is designed to provide access to information about the service, its work and its effectiveness and to act as a reference point for further information.
Probation Leads the Way for Justice and Law at the London Excellence Awards 2007
www.probation.homeoffice.gov.uk   (180 words)

 United States Probation Office - Eastern District of Michigan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The United States Probation Department for the Eastern District of Michigan is a component of the United States Courts, and is responsible for community corrections.
A Brief History: The history of the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System is a story of men and women struggling to professionalize their work...
The Probation Department is involved in community outreach by providing speakers to schools and community organizations.
www.mied.uscourts.gov /_probation   (311 words)

 Welcome to Hubbard County
Terms of probation can last anywhere from one year to 30 years.
Agent Peterson handles the supervision of Adult offenders who have been placed on probation, or are on parole through the Department of Corrections.
In pursuing these aims, probation depends on skills used to anticipate behavior, counseling, and surveillance.
www.co.hubbard.mn.us /Probation.htm   (323 words)

 Texas Juvenile Probation Commission
The Texas Juvenile Probation Commission investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation in juvenile justice departments, programs and facilities operated wholly or partly by the juvenile board or by a private vendor under a contract with the juvenile board or county that serves juveniles under juvenile court jurisdiction.
Any person including any employee, intern or volunteer of a juvenile probation department, juvenile justice program, secure juvenile pre-adjudication detention facility, secure post-adjudication correctional facility or juvenile justice alternative education program shall report to the Commission and local law enforcement any allegation or incident of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
Although most allegations are made by the juvenile who feels he or she has been abused, neglected or exploited, any person who witnesses, learns of or suspects abuse, neglect or exploitation is legally required to report.
www.tjpc.state.tx.us   (410 words)

 Probation Department - Youth Center Campuses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Warren E. Thornton campus is a 50-bed facility housing female wards of the court, with an environment that facilitates offender accountability, competency development and victim restoration through needs assessment, behavior modification, counseling, education, skills development and activity.
Through intensive contact with their assigned probation officer, other probation and facility staff and the active involvement of their families, the youth are held accountable for their actions by enforcement of court-ordered conditions.
In October of 1979, the Probation Department had acquired a neighboring building and was able to move the status offenders out of the Youth Center.
www.probation.saccounty.net /divisions/page.asp?p=669   (996 words)

 Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence - Criminal Justice
Not only do local probation officers provide court ordered supervision to batterers (and sometimes to victims), but they are also in a position to educate judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other court personnel about domestic violence on a daily basis.
The Domestic Violence Policy Statement was issued on June 21, 1995 by the New York State Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives to all county departments of probation.
The article includes an overview of the role of probation with domestic violence cases, specific supervision strategies that support victim safety, considerations for dual supervision of women who are abused and their abusers, and suggestions for responding to court orders which may be dangerous to women who are abused.
www.opdv.state.ny.us /criminal_justice/corrections/probation/index.html   (686 words)

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