What is Probation?
The Court gives any person placed on probation a set of “terms of probation”. These are the rules they have to live by during the term of their probation. The terms may include:
The defendant can also be placed on a variety of levels of supervision depending on the criminal history. These levels are from Minimum level through Intensive Probation Supervision. The role of the probation officer then is to monitor compliance with these terms. They may, refer to treatment and motivate the client to change behavior.
The Front-line Warrior in the Adult Probation system is the Probation Officer
The probation officer is not a social worker, police officer, Judge. They are just a few people trying to make a big difference in the community. (Some of us even still have hair)
The following is general information about supervision. Your supervising officer will tell you more about your particular order.
What you must do
What you must not do
What happens if you don't keep your appointments
What you have a right to expect