Career - Probation and Parole Officer

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Probation and Parole Officers will manage and supervise offenders who have received community-based supervision orders (community service, home detention, probation or parole, for example) and ensure that they comply with the relevant order conditions. They will monitor home detainees by means of home visits and electronic monitoring technology, and report all breaches of conditions and develop and implement community-based work programs. They will assess suitability, placement and management of offenders granted community service orders and fine option orders. They will interview offenders, their families, employers and educators to obtain information and also submit reports and recommendations on whether parole should be granted. They will provide advice to assist the courts in determining the suitability of offenders to be placed on community-based orders and assist offenders to obtain employment. They need to identify the risks and needs of offenders and refer them to appropriate programs and/or external agencies. They will advise parolees and those on community-based orders on matters such as education, employment, finance, housing and other community services that may assist in their rehabilitation and conduct regular interviews with offenders and report on their progress. They will maintain contact with families to help solve problems of readjustment and rehabilitation and assist in preparing briefs for prosecuting offenders who fail to comply with community-based orders or breach parole conditions. They are the ones who maintain and develop offender records and administrative procedures They will take part in staff development and training programs, and provide training to new staff and participate on various committees to assist in policy, practice and community development.
Avg Salary
Australia  $76,859 AUD
United Kingdom  £35,000 GBP
United States of America  $36,495 USD
New Zealand  $56,998 NZD
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