Probation - Probation Probation Jennifer Wilkins CJS/240...

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Unformatted text preview: Probation Probation Jennifer Wilkins CJS/240 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 officers? officers? Administrative Casework Monitoring and Reporting Investigation Law Enforcement When are probation officers involved in the court process? involved Intake Pre­disposition stage Adjudication Post­dispostion Stage What are responsibilities of probation officers? probation Provide direct counseling and casework services. Interview and collect social service data. Make diagnostic recommendations. Maintain working relationships with law enforcement agencies. Use community resources and services. Direct volunteer case aides. Write predisposition or social investigation reports. Work with families of children under supervision. Provide specialized services, such as group therapy. Supervise specialized caseloads involving children with special problems. Make decisions about revocation of probation and its termination ...
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