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NCJ Number: 49076 Find in a Library
Title: FEDERAL PROBATION SYSTEM - AN INSIDE VIEW
Journal: FEDERAL PROBATION  Volume:39  Issue:2  Dated:(1975)  Pages:32-36
Author(s): C MCLAUGHLIN
Corporate Author: Administrative Office of the United States Courts
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Washington, DC 20544
Publisher: https://www.uscourts.gov 
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PRESENT WORK OF THE FEDERAL PROBATION SYSTEM IS REVIEWED AND DETAILS ARE GIVEN ON ADMINISTRATION, TRAINING FOR NEW OFFICERS, EXPANSION OF THE FIELD FORCE, AND PLANS FOR THE FUTURE.
Abstract: THE LARGEST CHANGE IN THE FEDERAL PROBATION SYSTEM HAS BEEN ITS EXPANSION FROM 640 FIELD OFFICERS IN FISCAL YEAR 1972 TO 1,468 OFFICERS IN FISCAL 1975. MOST OF THESE MEN AND WOMEN ARE YOUNG WITH TRAINING IN SOCIAL WORK. THIS HAS UPGRADED THE QUALITY OF SERVICE. SPECIAL PROGRAMS HANDLED BY THIS EXPANDED FORCE INCLUDE: EXPANSION OF DEFERRED PROBATION WHICH, TO DATE, HAS PLACED MORE THAN 200 SELECTED OFFENDERS IN COMMUNITY PROGRAMS UNDER PROBATION SUPERVISION WITHOUT FORMAL COURT APPEARANCES; THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DRAFT EVASION AMNESTY PROGRAM; AN EX-OFFENDER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM; EXPANSION OF HALFWAY HOUSES AND COMMUNITY TREATMENT CENTERS; EXPANSION OF NARCOTIC AFTERCARE SERVICES FOR CONVICTED ADDICTS; A PILOT PROGRAM TO TEST REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR EX-OFFENDERS; AND A PILOT PROGRAM TO USE PARAPROFESSIONALS AS PROBATION OFFICER CASE AIDES. A PILOT PROJECT TO PROVIDE SURETY BONDS FOR EX-OFFENDERS WAS INITIATED IN SEVERAL CITIES BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. THE PROGRAM WAS SUCCESSFUL AND RECEIVED MANY REFERRALS; HOWEVER, FULL IMPLEMENTATION HAS BEEN DELAYED. SURETY BONDING IS PRESENTLY AVAILABLE THROUGH STATE EMPLOYMENT OFFICES. THE FEDERAL PROBATION OFFICER ALSO PERFORMS TRADITIONAL COUNSELING AND COMMUNITY AGENCY REFERRAL FUNCTIONS. GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED FOR ALL PROBATION WORK INCLUDE AN INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT FOR EACH OFFENDER, A PLAN FOR THE PROBATION PERIOD, AND A CONTINUING CONCERN FOR THE WELFARE OF THE PROBATIONER AS WELL AS THE WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY. AN EXTENSION TRAINING PROGRAM HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AND CONTINUAL INSERVICE EDUCATION IS OFFERED. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (adult); Ex-offender employment; Federal courts; Probation or parole officers; Probation or parole services
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