Probation Officer Job summary 1
Probation Officer performs functions that aid judicial officers in making informed decisions on persons charged with and convicted of criminal offenses; and in supervising persons to assure their compliance with the conditions of release. An officer also assists the U.S. Attorney’s Office with its pretrial diversion program.
Probation Officer Duties & Responsibilities 1
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Gathers and verifies background information concerning persons charged with a federal criminal offense upon arrest, or concerning persons considered for the pretrial diversion program;
Evaluates information and prepares a report to the judicial officer prior to a person's initial court appearance with an assessment of the risk of nonappearance and danger to the community, and a recommendation for release or detention according to the factors noted in the Bail Reform Act of 1984 as amended;
Prepares a report for the U. S. Attorney’s Office on persons considered for the pretrial diversion program and supervises persons accepted into the program by monitoring their conditions;
Conducts investigations and prepares presentence reports for the U.S. District Court with recommendations for sentencing offenders convicted of federal offenses. These reports require interviewing defendants and their families, investigating the offense, prior record and financial status of the defendant, and contacting law enforcement agencies, attorneys, victims of the crimes, schools, churches, and civic organizations. The purpose of these activities is to ascertain the defendant’s background, to assess the probability of future criminal behavior; and determine profit from the offense, restitution, and the defendant’s ability to pay fines and costs of prosecution, incarceration, and costs of supervision;
Interprets and applies U.S. Sentencing Commission guidelines and relevant case law;
Following disclosure of the presentence report to the parties, analyzes any objections and determines appropriate course of action. Such actions include resolving disputed issues and/or presenting unresolved issues to the court for resolution;
Presents presentence report and sentencing recommendations to the court. Responds to judicial officer’s request for information and advice. Testifies in court as to the basis for factual findings and guidelines applications. Serves as resource to the court to facilitate proper imposition of sentence;
Supervises defendants and offenders to maximize adherence to imposed conditions, reduce risk to the community, and to provide correctional treatment;
Maintains personal contact with defendants and offenders through office and community visits and by telephone. Investigates employment, sources of income, lifestyle and associates to assess risk and compliance. Responsible for detection of substance abuse; and through assessment and counseling, implements the necessary treatment or violation proceedings of appropriate offenders. Refers offenders to appropriate outside agencies such as medical and drug treatment facilities, employment, and training;
Detects and investigates violations and implements appropriate alternatives and sanctions; conducts preliminary interviews and other investigations as required; and maintains a detailed written record of case activity;
Initiates contacts with, replies to, and seeks information from organizations and persons such as the U.S. Parole Commission, Bureau of Prisons, and attorneys concerning offenders’ behavior and sanctions. Reports violations of the conditions of supervision to the appropriate authorities. Prepares reports, which may include application of U.S. Sentencing Commission revocation guidelines. Makes recommendations for disposition. Testifies at court or parole hearings.
Probation Officer Requirements & Skills 1
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, human relations, business or public administration. An advanced degree is preferred but not required.
Progressively responsible experience, following completion of a bachelor’s degree, in such fields as probation, pretrial services, parole, corrections, criminal investigations, or work in substance/addiction treatment/mental health services.
Because officers must effectively deal with physical attacks and are subject to moderate arduous physical exertion, applicants must be physically capable to do field work and possess a valid driver’s license.
Probation Officer Job summary 2
Probation Officer provides a safe, secure and positive environment for juveniles detained in the Detention Center. Supervises the activities of juveniles in the course of meeting their educational, emotional, recreational, disciplinary and basic child care needs. Supervises family visitation and documents juveniles' behavior and adaptation to a secure, supervised setting on a daily basis.
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Experience in casework, counseling, community or group work or related experience in a social service, community, corrections, or juvenile agency that deals with offenders or disadvantaged persons
Bachelor's degree + One (1) year full-time graduate study in criminology, corrections, counseling, law, social work, psychology or a related field
Valid Driver License and proof of automobile liability insurance
Good written and verbal communication skills
Probation Officer Job summary 3
This position provides supervision and counseling to juvenile clients positioned at various stages within the juvenile justice system. Supervises and monitors all aspects of client’s case related to conditions of probation, including visits with client’s family and other significant contacts. Conducts initial and subsequent interviews with clients to assist in sentencing, explains conditions of probation, and assists clients in meeting terms of probation. Documents client behavior for use within the juvenile justice system.
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Conducts investigations on the background of each case, which includes interviewing clients, their families and other significant contacts. Reviews documentation such as police reports, court transcripts and criminal records and makes assessments regarding the nature of the individual's environmental, employment, financial or domestic difficulties as they apply to the case. Makes recommendations for sentencing and disposition of probationer and prepares probation plans.
Supervises and monitors juveniles on probation through regular home, school and office visits and other needed contacts. Determines the needs of the client and family and develops supervision plans for clients.
Assures client's understanding of obligations with respect to conditions of the court's order and monitors compliance with the terms and conditions of probation. Addresses violations of court orders by taking appropriate action. Coordinates case management with representatives of criminal justice and social service agencies.
Provides individual and crisis intervention counseling, as required.
Assists clients with various referrals, including, but not limited to, counseling, treatment and job referrals. Verifies attendance and completion of alcohol, drug, mental health counseling and any other court ordered programs.
Prepares written assessments and recommendations to the court concerning alternative forms of sentencing, treatment, custody release, suspension of sentence, release into treatment facilities, out-of-custody probation supervision, and compliance and progress during probation.
Develops client placement plans, including completing placement applications, purchasing clothing, obtaining medical and psychological reports, and maintaining contact with clients in placement.
Appears and testifies in court, conducts urinalysis, requests and executes warrants, obtains consents and other required paperwork.
Maintains client files and records consistent with laws and policies.
Transports clients to other facilities, as required.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
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Conducts social case histories and pre-sentence investigations of offenders, interviewing offender, victim, police, family, employer, associates, and other individuals with knowledge of the offender.
Prepares reports on the outcome of investigations, analyzing information gathered and recommending appropriate rehabilitative action to court.
Provides counseling and other supportive services to help probationers in their personal, social, and economic adjustments to the community.
Maintains contact and schedules meetings with family, friends, employers, clergy, and other persons concerned with aiding probationers.
Conducts investigations to monitor probationers' activities and to prevent or remove harmful activities and influences.
Conducts random drug/alcohol testing as required; also urine tests and reporting of results.
Enforces court orders and makes or assists in rearrests of probationers when necessary.
Collects fines, costs and restitutions.
Appears and testifies as an expert witness at court hearings.
Interacts with internal departments and outside agencies and physicians, insurances, etc. in regard to supervision of clients.
Assists in transporting of clients to appropriate placements.
Meets with school officials and/or counselors of juveniles offenders.
Participates in ongoing staff training and probation and parole techniques.
Acts as a community resource contact as needed.
Conducts evaluations regarding CRN/DUIs as requested.
Performs other job related duties as required.
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Probation Officer Job summary 5
The employee in this position investigates, advises and counsels offenders. Through an evidence based supervision approach, the employee will work to foster the offender’s personal, social, and economic adjustment in the community.
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Probation Officer Job summary 6
We are hiring for a
Probation Officer who contribute to the safety of the communities and re-entry of offenders into society.
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Probation Officer Job summary 7
Probation Officer position is in the Department of Corrections. Probation Officers transform lives, equipping citizens in the criminal justice system with the skills they need to contribute to their communities, inside and outside our walls.
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Probation Officer Job summary 8
Probation Officer employ a balance of principles related to counseling, case management, and law enforcement to ensure the safety of our communities and offenders who are on adult felony probation and parole. Trained in the principles of evidence-based practices, Probation and Parole Officers build rapport with offenders and utilize community resources to assist offenders in moving toward long-term behavioral change.
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Counsel adult felony offenders in dealing with a variety of problems including drug and alcohol abuse, financial, marriage, employment, education, and legal problems.
Design and implement case plans for offenders and monitor progress.
Facilitate and co-facilitate groups in areas such as employment, drug abuse, relationships and finances.
Write violation, post-sentencing, pre-sentence investigation and court reports, and modification orders.
Investigate behaviors, law violations, transfers, employment status, and residence of offenders.
Arrest probationers or parolees, conduct searches of persons and property, and secure evidence.
Make home visits and employment and community contacts with treatment providers and members of the criminal justice system.
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Probation Officer Job summary 9
To perform work by providing support and being responsible for the supervision of offending juveniles. Under supervisory oversight The
Probation Officer prepares investigations reports and recommendations to the court and/or Juvenile Parole Board in matters of parole or administrative furlough as required.
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Probation Officer Requirements & Skills 9
Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, criminology, behavioral science, counseling, cultural anthropology, education, human services, psychology, social work, sociology, or a related field.
Valid driver’s license and/or access to transportation for statewide travel.
Must receive satisfactory performance evaluation and performance recommendations from the supervisor and the Juvenile Justice Services Field Administrator.
Must be available for non-traditional work hours to meet the needs of youth and families.
Probation Officer Job summary 10
Probation officers perform functions that aid judicial officers in making informed decisions on persons charged with and convicted of criminal offenses and supervise persons to assure their compliance with the conditions of release.
Probation Officer Duties & Responsibilities 10
Conducts pretrial investigations and prepares pretrial reports for the court with recommendations addressing risk of flight and risk of danger to the community. Gathers comprehensive, factual, and objective information that is verified with collateral resources. Provides written and verbal assistance to the court regarding pretrial procedures in a clear, logical, and concise format.
Conducts presentence investigations and prepares reports for the court with recommendations for sentencing. Preparation of these reports requires interviewing defendants and their families; investigating the offense, prior record and financial status of the defendant; and contacting collateral sources. An integral part of the presentence investigative process, including responses to objections, is the interpretation and application of the U.S. Sentencing Commission Guidelines and relevant case law.
Supervises persons under pretrial and post-conviction supervision to promote positive lifestyle changes, to maximize compliance with court-imposed conditions, to reduce risk to the community, and to provide for correctional treatment. Develop and implement appropriate strategies utilizing evidence-based practices.
Maintains personal contact with persons under pretrial and post-conviction supervision through telephone and electronic means and visits in the office, home, and community.
Detects and investigates any violations of conditions of supervision, including substance abuse, and implements appropriate strategies and sanctions. Reports violations of the conditions of supervision to the court and appropriate authorities.
Officers initiate contact with, reply to, and seek information from a variety of sources such as the U.S. Parole Commission, Bureau of Prisons, defendants/persons under supervision and their families, community partners, law enforcement officials, treatment providers, victims, and attorneys. As representatives of U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services, officers are required to treat everyone with dignity and respect.
Officers prepare an array of reports and may be required to testify in court as to the basis of factual findings, case information, and guideline applications.
Officers are required to maintain a detailed written record of case activity.
Interpret and apply complex rules, policies, and procedures while ensuring judicial and statutory requirements are being met. Mandatory evenings and weekend work is required for supervision activities and/or mission critical tasks.
Probation Officer Requirements & Skills 10
Must have the ability to interact and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Must be mature, responsible, organized, and demonstrate sound ethics and judgment. Must possess a positive attitude, integrity, initiative, and the ability to work with a wide variety of people with diverse backgrounds.
Must work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
A valid driver's license is required.
Additional preferred skills include: fluency in a foreign language and licensure or certification in a behavioral science (LMSW, CADC, LPC, etc.).
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a field of academic study, such as criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, human relations, and business or public administration. An advanced degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.