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NCJ Number: 67816 Find in a Library
Title: ROLE OF A PROBATION SERVICE IN LONDON (FROM INTERAGENCY WORKSHOP - ANNUAL, 14TH, P 59-62, 1979 - SEE NCJ-67808)
Author(s): S RATCLIFFE
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 4
Document: PDF
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: OPERATIONS OF THE LONDON PROBATION SERVICE (ENGLAND) ARE DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THE LONDON PROBATION SERVICE AIMS AT BEING THE COMMUNITY-BASED TREATMENT ORGANIZATION FOR OFFENDERS, OFFERING A MULTITUDE OF RESOURCES FOR A VARIETY OF TREATMENT SERVICES. EXAMPLES OF SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE PROBATION SERVICE ARE CASEWORK, ACCOMMODATIONS (HOSTELS-LODGINGS), WORK DIRECTED TOWARD GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE RETRIBUTION PAYMENTS, DAY CENTERS, LEISURE ACTIVITIES, AND FINANCIAL HELP TO MEET ESSENTIAL NEEDS SHORT OF LONG-TERM MAINTENANCE. IN ENGLAND AND WALES, THE PROBATION SERVICE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SUPERVISION OF OFFENDERS UNDER A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF ORDERS, INCLUDING PROBATION ORDERS (6 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS), PAROLE, AND AFTERCARE. THE PROBATION OFFICER ACTS AS A COORDINATOR OF SERVICES. FOLLOWING A DIAGNOSIS OF THE CLIENT'S NEED, THE OFFICER COORDINATES THE SERVICES DEEMED CAPABLE OF MEETING SUCH NEEDS. A CHART IS PROVIDED TO SHOW THE SERVICE FUNCTIONS OF THE INNER LONDON PROBATION AND AFTER-CARE SERVICE.
Index Term(s): Probation or parole officers; Probation or parole services; United Kingdom (UK)
Note: NCJ 67816 AVAILABLE ON MICROFICHE FROM NCJRS UNDER NCJ 67808.
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