Determining Conditions of Probation
Conditions of probation and parole are primary factors that have an effect on an offender’s post-prison life. When determining conditions of probation and parole, the offenders’ background plays a very important part of the determination. The history of the offenses that the offender committed is extremely important of determining the condition of probation or parole. Probation and parole conditions consist of drug/alcohol treatment, psychiatric evaluation/treatment, anger management treatment, family counseling, job training/employment assistance, housing assistance, and intensive supervision. The conditions suggested will help the offender to turn his or her life around permanently, if the offender has the desire to do so but in some cases it does not exist (desire). Determining Conditions of Probation
Case #1-(DWI)-Stanley Gravas has a wife and two children. Recently he lost a third child (son) due to a boating accident. The loss of the son has sent the family in disarray. Mr. Gravas admits to that he was a social drinker, but he started drinking more when his son died. Neither his family nor he has dealt with their grief. Mr. Gravas worked 18 years for an insurance company. This was Mr. Gravas second offense of DWI. After reviewing the case I determine the following conditions of probation for Mr. Stanley Gravas with a review in 90 days. 1. Drug/ Alcohol Treatment-He must attend drug and alcohol treatment that include attending meetings regularly. 2. Family Counseling-Along with his family he will attend family counseling to help with them with the damage Stanley’s drinking cause to the family and also to help the family and Stanley with the grief. Case #2- (Aggravated Assault)-Gary Harrison came from a large family yet he was never married, no children, and he was a high school dropout. Mr. Harrison was mentally and physically abuse by his father. Mr. Harrison was employed by his uncle. Mr. Harrison had mental...
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