The purpose of juvenile probation is to protect the community while assisting young people to avoid delinquent behavior and to grow into socially responsible adults. Youth on probation are supervised in the community, in the schools, and in their homes.
The specific goals of probation supervision are to:
Protect the community
Hold offenders accountable for their acts
Increase the competencies of probationers
Basic Tasks & Duties
Juvenile probation officers are required to:
Conduct pre-disposition assessments, including assessing risks and needs
Developing individualized supervision plans
Presenting court reports
Providing appropriate incentives and consequences
Monitoring completion of the supervision plans
Closing cases upon completion
The purpose of intensive probation supervision is to protect the community while holding serious or chronic offenders accountable for their acts and increasing their skills and competencies.
Intensive Probation is based on the philosophy of risk control, incorporating containment, accountability, and rehabilitative goals through a combination of highly structured supervision and services.