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Juvenile Probation
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Importance of Probation Important roles at intake and disposition. 55% of adjudicated delinquents are given probation. Probation also supervises youth prior to or instead of petitioning (informal probation) or post-release from confinement (aftercare).
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History of Probation 1869 Massachusetts Board of Charities. 1878 First Juvenile Probation Department. Traditionally, serve guardianship function (Parens Patrie). Staffed initially by volunteers. By 1927, every state but Wyoming had formal probation systems. Role of volunteers dwindled.
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Goals of Probation Supervision in the community. Guidance (protective officer). Treatment (welfare officer). Expanding community resources. Accountability (quasi-police officers). Public Safety (quasi-police officers).
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Based on caseload sizes. (Median is about 40) Geographic assignment.
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course CRIMINAL J 202:322 taught by Professor Hirschfield during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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