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    Exploring the Role of Juvenile Probation Officers

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    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of juvenile probation officers. The duties and responsibilities of such professionals are explored in a Power Point speaking script. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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    in deciphering these circumstances and using them to inform the criminal justice process. Speaker Notes: Welcome. To those of you who are interested in becoming a juvenile probation officer,  Im now going to explore the various duties and responsibilities that define that role within the broader scope of law enforcement and the criminal justice process. The careful handling of  juvenile cases is critical for the goals of the justice system, meaning the role played by the juvenile probation officer is instrumental. This includes, however, many duties and responsibilities that  may not be immediately obvious. Slide Two: What is Probation? Institutional Treatment - incarceration in jail, prison, or hospital Community Treatment - utilizing community resources to foster  rehabilitation in appropriate cases Community treatment is "treatment without incarceration" (Siegel, 2010) It is used to achieve the goal of rehabilitation Community treatments such as probation can "maximize the liberty  of the individual while... vindicating the authority of the law and protecting the public" (Siegel, 2010). Speaker Notes: To begin with, it can be instructive to look at  exactly what probation is and the role it plays in criminal justice, especially where juvenile offenders are concerned. Essentially, the process of criminal punishment can take two forms: community treatment  or institutional treatment. Institutional treatment obviously refers to incarcerating the offender in a jail, prison, or similar institution. Community treatment, however, is "treatment without incarceration", a form of sentencing that  focuses on providing the individual with access to community resources needed to avoid re-offending, and also the opportunity to atone for crimes in the social context (Siegel, 2010). It has  the ability to "maximize the liberty of the individual while at the same time vindicating the authority of the law and protecting the public" (Siegel, 2010). Probation is a form 

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