Probation departments have become seriously under-staffed and when asked what should happen with probation programs in the future I feel that needs to be addressed. One of the roles of probation, other than punishment to the offender is to protect the public and control crime but with inadequate supervision the effort can be lost. Probation programs in the future need to have adequate funding and officers need to be more involved in their traditional role. Officers need to be accountable for the criminal behavior of the offenders in their caseload (Foster p. 479). Performance based initiatives for the officers would help with steady leadership which is needed for the rehabilitation for offenders. Probation agencies could seek the assistance from surrounding communities, organizations, and local residents to help monitor the behavior of offenders, thus keeping in mind the protection of the... [continues]
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