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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.
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probation officer

n
(Law) an officer of a court who supervises offenders placed on probation and assists and befriends them
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proba′tion of`ficer


n.
an officer who investigates and reports on the conduct of offenders who are free on probation.
[1895–1900]
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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"
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Translations
sociální kurátor
tilsynsværge
próbaidősök felügyelője
sociálny kurátor
gözetçişartlı salıverme memuru

probation officer

nBewährungshelfer(in) m(f)
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
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."
Austin, probation officer, Court of General Sessions," he explained.
Roughly 120 probation officers and support staff have been working without a new contract since a three-year pact expired Nov.
figure By RUTH MBULA Four probation officers are nursing injuries after they were attacked by a mob as they sought pre-bail report for three murder suspects at Omosasa village in West Mugirango, Nyamira County.
Officials at Directorate of Reclamation and Probation (DRP), an attached body of Home and Tribal Affairs Department KP told reporter on Monday that a comprehensive plan has been chalked out to equip offices of Parole and Probation Officers with all necessary furniture, vehicles, computers, drivers and clerical staff in all districts of the province.
Addressing the 'capacity-building workshop of juvenile justice stakeholders', the speakers also said there was a need for prioritising juvenile justice and allocating budget for the establishment of exclusive juvenile courts, provision of free legal aid to children in conflict with law, facilitation of probation officers, and establishment of borstal institutions.