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Tamekia Simmons What is probation
What The release into the community of a defendant who has been found guilty of a crime, typically under certain conditions, such as paying a fine, doing community service or attending a drug treatment program. Violation of the conditions can result in incarceration. Who is on probation?
Who People placed on probation are usually people who do not have a long criminal record. You are placed on probation to be given a chance to behave and not break the law. This is a second chance to prove that this person can make a change in their lifestyles and choices. What are conditions of probation?
What Regularly meeting with your probation officer at set times; Appearing at any scheduled court appearances; Paying fines or restitutions (monies to victims); Avoiding certain people and places; Not traveling out of state without the permission of your probation officer; Obeying all laws, including minor laws such as jaywalking; Refraining from illegal drug use or excessive alcohol use; and/or Submitting to drug or alcohol testing. What are the duties of probation
Monitoring and Reporting
Law Enforcement When are probation officers
involved in the court process?
Postdispostion Stage What are responsibilities of
probation Provide direct counseling and casework
Interview and collect social service data.
Make diagnostic recommendations.
Maintain working relationships with law
Use community resources and services.
Direct volunteer case aides.
Write predisposition or social investigation
Work with families of children under
Provide specialized services, such as
Supervise specialized caseloads involving
children with special problems.
Make decisions about revocation of
probation and its termination ...
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- Spring '09