probation officer


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probation officer

n.
1. An officer charged with assisting courts in the investigation of defendants' backgrounds and circumstances to assist in the determination of appropriate sentences and in the supervision of convicted offenders who have received a sentence of probation.
2. A similar officer charged with investigating the backgrounds and circumstances of juveniles to determine appropriate outcomes in delinquency proceedings and with supervising those adjudged delinquent.

probation officer

n
(Law) an officer of a court who supervises offenders placed on probation and assists and befriends them

proba′tion of`ficer


n.
an officer who investigates and reports on the conduct of offenders who are free on probation.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.probation officer - the officer of the court who supervises probationers
officeholder, officer - someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust; "he is an officer of the court"; "the club elected its officers for the coming year"
Translations
sociální kurátor
tilsynsværge
próbaidősök felügyelője
sociálny kurátor
gözetçişartlı salıverme memuru

probation officer

nBewährungshelfer(in) m(f)

probation

(prəˈbeiʃən) , ((American) prou-) noun
1. the system allowing people who have broken the law to go free on condition that they commit no more crimes and report regularly to a social worker.
2. (in certain jobs) a period of time during which a person is carefully watched to see that he is capable of the job.
proˈbationary adjective
probation officer noun
be/put on probation
to (cause to) undergo a period of probation.
References in classic literature ?
Austin, probation officer, Court of General Sessions," he explained.
Now, the probation officer is trying to get the judge to suspend sentence.
He regretted he had not given the probation officer a stronger letter.
The probation officer, her hands filled with papers, bustled forward and whispered.
The judge bowed toward the probation officer, and she beckoned the prisoner to her.
And this probation officer, she, too, was capable, was she not?
In view of the good character to which your friends have testified, and on the condition that you do not touch liquor, I will not sentence you to jail, but will place you in charge of the probation officer.
He said he initially thought Massingham could be given a supervision order in the community but changed his mind after detailed discussion with the probation officer.
David Mathieson, of Rainford, was also Britain's youngest probation officer when he was appointed as a 21-year-old.
The analysis is limited to the examples of books, films and television series that I know about (some drawn to my attention by friends and colleagues), and there may be many especially in novels, particularly where the probation officer is a subsidiary-but-important character--that I do not know about.
To become a probation officer (PO), you need to be employed as an unqualified probation services officer (PSO), undergo training and gain qualifications whilst you're working, then apply for a probation officer post.
Robert Sparkman, a probation officer in Lakeland, said an added burden will be placed on local police to track down violent probationers without the help of probation officers.