Responsible for conducting assessments of protective factors and criminogenic needs with the juvenile and the family. Make recommendations to the courts. Monitor and supervise children ordered and placed on different levels of probation. A brief overview of these levels of supervision and the programs associated with them follows.
Supervised probation, requires the probation officer to have frequent contact with the juvenile and sometimes imposes a curfew from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Court order may require the juvenile to participate in community service projects or attend counseling services.
The next level of supervision requires that the juvenile be confined to his home, unless attending school. Juvenile is monitored electronically through the use of a field monitoring unit and a transmitter.
Intensive Supervised Probation (I.S.P.) – Probation officer constantly monitors juvenile’s compliance with probationary guidelines. It provides intensified services as an alternative to removing juvenile offenders from the home/community.