Duties of a Probation Officer

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The Daily Duties of a Probation Officer
Reggie Haag
Everest University

Have you ever wondered what the daily duties of a Probation Officer are? Well I am going to tell you what some of them are in this paper. But, first let me give you a brief history on what made me pick this topic. When I was 20 years old I got into a little bit of legal trouble and was put on probation for two years. When that happened I thought that my life was over. But, my probation officer told me that as long as I followed what she told me to do that she could help me get my life back on tract. She made one of the worst times of my life not so bad by working with me every step of the way. So that is why I chose to become a Probation Officer. When I become a Probation Officer my responsibilities are going to be: 1. Casework, 2. Enforcement of probation and 3. Investigation & report.

Now that you have heard my reasoning on why I want to become a Probation Officer what do you say we get into the first group of responsibilities? The first group of responsibilities is Casework. When I was doing my research I found a big list of daily duties that a Probation Officer has to do. So now I am going to put them into the categories that they belong in. The First duty that fits into this category would have to be: keeping in contact with community groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Good Will and the Salvation Army. The reason that a Probation Officer has to keep in contact with these kinds of places is because the person who is on probation may need help with being an alcoholic or drug addiction or they may need help finding a place to stay or finding some food or they may need some counseling. Another daily duty that falls into this category would be for the Probation Officer would be to stay in contact with local churches and local businesses that may have some work that needs to be done so that the people who are on probation can do their...