Juvenile Probation Officer - 80059832 (2023)

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Application number: 801669

Agency: Juvenile Justice

Job Title: Juvenile Probation Officer - 80059832

Position Number: 80059832

Salary: $1,600.00 per fortnight

Publication deadline: 07/05/2023

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PositionTampa - Hillsborough County

contact personMaria Matias Franco, Administrative Assistant Level 2, 813-425-8751

Starting salary $1,600.00 per fortnight(Under current spending limitations, internal promotions to this position will be covered at the lower pay grade or 5% of the employee's highest current salary, whichever is greater.)


It is the job of social services to assist juvenile offenders in custody or on probation or probation. The incumbent makes recommendations regarding actions that include the development of rehabilitation programs and the treatment of offenders, including provisions for probation, education and employment.

Obligations and Responsibilities

Case management, referrals, advice and assessments

When the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (FDJJ) receives a referral, contacts with youth, families, victims and law enforcement begin.

Conduct home and school visits as an integral part of the information gathering process and family engagement model.

When FDJJ receives a referral, it initiates contact with the victim to obtain the victim's opinion about the handling and disposition of the case.

Use motivational interviewing to involve the adolescent and family in determining the adolescent's social, developmental, emotional, financial, and/or other needs.

Obtain and review collateral information such as abuse and neglect history, education, mental health, substance use, gang-related activity, and other relevant information from other agencies involved with the youth or family.

Conduct and document FDJJ assessments to identify youth risks and needs, protective factors and/or need for further assessments, including but not limited to detention assessments, intake assessments, FDJJ's suicidal risk assessment tools and any approved by the risk department/ needs assessments and/or assessment tools.

Facilitate a comprehensive assessment and, if findings indicate a need for services, refer the youth and family to services regardless of the youth's legal status, e.g., the youth's intake status may include diversion and civil referral.

Document all referrals for services, regardless of the adolescent's legal status and the adolescent's or parent's acceptance or refusal of services.

Develop case management strategies based on assessment and/or information gathered to meet specific youth and family needs.

Refer services to appropriate providers and follow up on required actions.

Make supervision and treatment recommendations to State's Attorneys and other judicial partners, allowing the Department to provide the most appropriate services with the least disruption possible.

Discuss with the adolescent and family a safety plan that focuses on avoiding exposure to hazards, harm, or injury situations to prevent victimization.

Completing assessment tools and reports used by the Department and/or the Court, including but not limited to the following:

DRAI Detention Screening Risk Assessment, SRSI Screening Risk SRSI, Department of Emergency Approved/Risk Screening/Assessment Tool and Case Plan,

Pre- and Post-Disposition Reports, Adult Sentence Summary Reports, Progress (Status) Reports, Online Settlement Packages and Termination of Supervision.

Judicial process

Represents the DJJ during court hearings to support the Department's advice to young people, families and communities.

Consult and advocate with attorneys such as state prosecutors, public defenders, private youth prosecutors, DJJ general counsel regarding the Department's recommendations based on information gathered during selection, evaluation, admission, and supervision that represent a balance and rehabilitation A judicial approach that takes into account youth capacity building, accountability to victimized communities and promotion of public safety.

Prepare and maintain current social history, court reports, reports and related correspondence.

Explain court procedures to teens and their families.

Provide updates to staff responsible for detention assessments, detention reviews and related court hearings.

Testify at the hearing when appropriate.

Prepare a Probate Violation Affidavit/Petition for any violation that resulted in the filing of a probate petition.

Ask for a hearing when needed.

Communicate and distribute the outcome of the court process to all affected parties, i.e. youth, family, supervisor, detention center, residence, service provider, school, victim, etc.

Circulate administrative notices to be referred to the Office of the Attorney General for resolution of disputed court orders or proceedings.

Case management, intervention and supervision

Complete a risk and needs assessment for all youth screened/supervised by the department using appropriate department-approved tools. Before a case plan is developed or revised, staff must consult, implement and revise the plan in accordance with department rules/policies, based on input from youth and families and risks and needs identified by the PACT tool .

Face-to-face interaction with young people, families and communities at home, school and in a variety of community settings at non-traditional hours on weekends and evenings outside of working hours.

Face-to-face contact with youth and family after court to conduct initial adjudication review and provide JPO contact information and/or program information for youth and parents.

Maintain communication on all stages of youth and family engagement as required by the department, obtain information on where youth reside, family, first hand providers and youth agencies in the immediate and extended environment.

Assist adolescents in obtaining appropriate mental health and substance use assessments based on administered assessments and arrange for specialized testing and treatment as needed.

Follow up with the provider to ensure regular written or verbal assessments, evaluations and progress reports are received, and to follow up on any actions taken by the youth and parent/guardian or concerns shared by the provider.

Help youth and families access community resources and services in appropriate agencies or placement resources, including agency-based services, educational resources, and employment resources, to meet the needs of youth and families: review written or verbal references from collateral sources such as educational institutions, Employers, consultants, online databases, etc.

Consult with mental health professionals, school personnel, public health experts, law enforcement, adult corrections, child welfare, etc. to determine appropriate services and develop a supervision plan for the youth.

Obtain identification documents required for employment skills training, employment and workforce development, education, recreational activities, or child care applications.

Assists youth and families with school and after-school enrollment; contacts schools to verify school attendance, academic performance, and behavior.

It helps teenagers and families participate in pro-social recreational activities after school and on weekends.

Organize life skills groups, counseling services, etc. according to the needs.

Provide crisis intervention, help youth and families access crisis intervention service resources by making necessary referrals and following up on actions taken.

Develop individual goals/plans with teens and provide ongoing support to help teens achieve their goals and maintain their skills.

Assists youth, families and/or facilities in planning and coordinating transportation of youth and families to and from detention centers, courts, schools, after school programs/activities, residential programs, family and other community appointments.

Discuss with the youth and family the expected timeline for achieving goals, the conditions of sanction/supervision, and the expected end date of supervision based on progress and court order.

Oversees dedicated caseload and client referrals, provides direct service and/or supervision, collaborates with all stakeholders, records all casework in JJIS, prepares reports for other relevant agencies and/or courts as required.

Address concerns, needs, and risks raised by youth, families, and the community by assigning cases, programs, or violations to the Unit Director in accordance with FL Unit policies, procedures, administrative rules, and existing departmental charters. Engage stakeholders in a group meeting approach to provide feedback on interventions and review monitoring plans.

Identify recommended violations and provide appropriate interventions when adolescents violate supervision conditions based on an effective response matrix and track actions taken for violations.

Staffing occurs when benchmarks are met, the juvenile and/or family reaches case milestones, or the case is complex and requires additional consideration, i.e., when the juvenile remains in secure custody for a certain number of days, either prior to sentencing or after disposition, or more as specified in Section of the statute, when a juvenile completes all court-ordered supervision requirements and conditions or violates supervision and transition and exit meetings are scheduled within a specified number of days prior to the juvenile's release from commitment residence, complex cases.

Prepare case referrals or progress summaries within the specified time frame set by the administrative rules.

Participate in transition and exit planning to complete programs for youth awaiting release from residential programs, including referrals to post-housing services for mental health, substance abuse, education, and workforce services.

Provide young people and families with the necessary support to ensure optimal outcomes before the end of the sector commitment.

file management

All case management activities within the JJIS Juvenile Justice Information System, including youth and family-related risk/needs screening, assessments, and case planning activities when engaging youth in the justice continuum.

Upload required forms/documents to the JJIS Case File in the Juvenile Justice Information System in accordance with JJIS Business and Administrative Rules to ensure accurate and timely entries.

Organize and maintain paper or electronic copies of JJIS Casebook section files to ensure all required case documents are included.

Referral history and other JJIS data are checked for accuracy and data collection is carried out for statistical purposes according to established rules.

Acquire and maintain youth photos with updated images on JJIS.

community cooperation

Provides contact information for community service providers who can respond to inquiries from uninvolved youth and families who may be dealing with family issues.

Ensures familiarity with community resources and provides input to Circuit Management on provider community service delivery issues and program development and, as needed, on grant-related proposals.

Promote a restorative justice community service workplace, organize work groups and supervise young people participating in group work projects as required.

Special Missions and Training

Attend and participate in training and professional development sessions.

Participate in informal and formal case review reviews and annual performance reviews.

Participate in committees and task forces to develop policies and procedures or other assigned duties.

As directed and approved, speak to community groups or outside groups and explain the role of the DJJ.

Participate in committees and task forces of community-based organizations and agencies as directed and approved.

Train and/or supervise interns, volunteers and/or students as directed and approved.

Participation in special programs as directed.

Assist other employees when language translation is required.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

minimal qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required to submit a candidate profile.

A valid driver's license is required.

Juvenile wardens are required to maintain CPR and first aid certification throughout their employment.

Position requires non-traditional hours, including weekends and evenings when required.

Knowledge of case management practices, interviewing and counseling techniques.

Knowledge of computer programs.

Able to advise on the prosecution and management of juvenile offenders.

Ability to develop cases and communicate effectively.

Ability to prioritize work.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with judicial and community partners to share information and collaborate to resolve community issues and promote safety and foster community.

Ability to make independent decisions based on personal analysis, strong verbal and written communication skills, and ability to conduct and record interviews.

preferred grade

Preference will be given to candidates who:

Volunteer or internship experience in a Juvenile Justice program or other social service agency.

Focus on social science disciplines and work alongside those in social work, sociology, psychology and related disciplines.

Special Note

Your candidate profile must cover all jobs for each calendar month from high school to present. Incomplete candidate profiles will not be considered. Answers to qualifying questions must be clearly supported by your complete candidate profile, any omissions, misrepresentations or misrepresentations in answers to qualifying questions will be grounds for immediate removal from the selection process.

Applicants should be sure to submit the required military documentation, a copy of Part 4 of the DD-214, and the VA Declaration of Disability form from the US Department of Veterans Affairs by the application deadline.

All potential applicants will undergo sex offender background checks, criminal background checks (state, local and national) and drug screening prior to employment for direct care positions.

DJJ participates in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility).

When specified in the job description, a valid driver's license is required. Florida residents must obtain a valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire if initially hired with a driver's license from another state. Suspended or revoked permits, work permits (business/employment/educational permits only), and certain types of restricted permits are not acceptable for any reason. A corrective lens restriction driver's license is acceptable as long as the driver wears corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.

When performing any work or work-related functions on behalf of DJJ, positions involving the transportation of youth require: (1) a valid driver's license; (2) an acceptable three-year driving record as defined in FDJJ Policy 1920.

Successful candidates must be certified in accordance with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Direct Care Training Policy or within 180 days of employment.

For those candidates not currently in the national system as a DJJ direct care worker at the time of application, the highest scoring candidates after the interview stage will be required to take and pass Ergometric's IMPACT training and assessment test to be considered for immediate care job opportunities. The test will be used to measure a candidate's suitability to work with youth involved in juvenile justice. Test results will be used within six months of the initial test for candidates who reapply within that period for another position requiring the test.

985.66 Florida statute requirements

Be at least 19 years old.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent, as determined by the department.

He has not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving a false statement or misrepresentation, nor has he been discharged from any armed forces of the United States. Anyone who pleads guilty or fails to plead or is convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement after September 30, 1999, is ineligible for employment, regardless of probation or suspension. Notwithstanding this subsection, any person who pleads no contest to a misdemeanor charge involving false statements prior to October 1, 1999, and whose records of such statements have been sealed or expunged, shall not be disqualified from employment.

Comply with all regulations of the article. 985,644 1. Personnel selection requirements, such as fingerprint identification and background investigation.

Execute and submit to the Department a Department-Approved Affidavit Form certifying your compliance with subparagraphs 1-4. The affidavit must be sworn and is a formal declaration under s. 837.06. The affidavit must include conspicuous language that the willful false execution of the affidavit is a misdemeanor of the second degree. The recruiting office will retain the affidavit.

Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Human Centered Employment and/or Services (1-866-663-4735). The contracting authority must be notified in advance to allow sufficient time to provide accommodation.

Florida supports drug-free workplaces. According to F.S. Section 112.0455 of the Drug Free Workplace Act requires all employees to submit to reasonable suspicion drug testing.

Veterans preferred.Applicants who qualify for Veterans Preference under Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes will receive employment preference for Career Services vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Some service members may qualify for a waiver of postsecondary education requirements. Applicants claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each filing that includes service attributes (eg, member's Copy of DD Form 214 #4) and any other documentation required by Florida Administrative Code Rule 55A-7. The Veterans Preference Documentation Request is available with one clickhere.All supporting documents must be submitted by the end of the announcement of the position.


What is the best degree for juvenile probation officer? ›

JPOs usually work for the state, and most states require a minimum of a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, social work, psychology, education, or human services. Others may require a master's degree or a number of years of experience as an adult probation officer in lieu of an advanced degree.

What does a juvenile probation officer do on a resume? ›

Supervised and counseled juvenile probationers and their parents to modify and eliminate behavioral problems and reduce recidivism. Formulated rehabilitation plans and developed and prepared informational packets on each offender for social agencies, assistance organizations and program.

How much does a LA County juvenile probation officer get paid? ›

$46,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers. $61,300 is the 75th percentile.

How much does a juvenile probation officer get paid in NYC? ›

How much does a Juvenile Probation Officer make in New York City, New York? As of May 3, 2023, the average annual pay for a Juvenile Probation Officer in New York City is $44,562 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $21.42 an hour.

Where do juvenile probation officers make the most money? ›

Juvenile probation officers make the most in California, Nevada, Alaska, Delaware, and Utah. Research Summary. The average salary for a juvenile probation officer is $46,765 in the US. The average juvenile probation officer salary ranges between $30,000 and $71,000 in the US.

What is the average salary for a juvenile probation officer in Texas? ›

How much does a Juvenile Probation Officer make in Texas? As of May 5, 2023, the average annual pay for a Juvenile Probation Officer in Texas is $31,353 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $15.07 an hour. This is the equivalent of $602/week or $2,612/month.

What qualities should a juvenile probation officer have? ›

Successful juvenile probation officers share a number of fundamental skills, including communication, critical thinking and organizational skills, as well as emotional stability. Other important attributes include the ability to: Understand and implement policies, laws and procedures. Provide counseling services.

What is the objective of a juvenile probation officer? ›


The Juvenile Probation Officer manages a caseload of juveniles, on probation or pending court proceedings, with the objective of resolving problems and improving behavior.

What is the goal of juvenile probation? ›

As the most common juvenile court disposition for juveniles who have offended, juvenile probation serves two primary purposes: to hold youths accountable for their actions and to support their rehabilitation and positive developmental outcomes.

What is the highest a probation officer can get paid? ›

Highest paying cities for Probation Officers near California
  • Sacramento, CA. $137,855 per year. 6 salaries reported.
  • San Francisco, CA. $127,193 per year. 8 salaries reported.
  • Santa Barbara, CA. $93,157 per year. 9 salaries reported.
  • Ventura, CA. $88,421 per year. ...
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What is the top salary for a probation officer? ›


How much do juvenile correctional officers make in California? ›

How much does a Juvenile Correctional Officer make in California? The average Juvenile Correctional Officer salary in California is $41,641 as of May 01, 2023, but the range typically falls between $35,796 and $46,054.

How much do juvenile probation officers get paid near San Jose CA? ›

How much does a Juvenile Probation Officer make in San Jose, CA? The average Juvenile Probation Officer salary in San Jose, CA is $67,400 as of May 01, 2023, but the salary range typically falls between $59,777 and $76,296.

What is the top pay for probation in NYC? ›

The average salary for a probation officer in New York Metro Area, NY is $60,500 per year. Probation officer salaries in New York Metro Area, NY can vary between $41,000 to $98,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

How much does a juvenile counselor get paid in New York? ›

How much does a Juvenile Court Counselor make in New York, NY? The average Juvenile Court Counselor salary in New York, NY is $78,418 as of May 01, 2023, but the salary range typically falls between $69,673 and $88,768.

What state has the most probation officers? ›

Geographic profile for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists:
StateEmployment (1)Employment per thousand jobs
New York5,1300.56
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How many juvenile probation officers are in the US? ›

There are over 40,733 juvenile probation officers currently employed in the United States. 53.1% of all juvenile probation officers are women, while 46.9% are men. The average age of an employed juvenile probation officer is 43 years old.

Is the most common form of juvenile corrections is probation? ›

Probation supervision: Probation supervision is the most common disposition within the juvenile justice system. Probation supervision is frequently accompanied by other court-imposed conditions, such as community service, restitution, or participation in community treatment services.

What is the minimum education needed to become a juvenile probation officer in Texas? ›

Applicants for juvenile probation officer jobs in Texas are required to be at least 21 years old and have a bachelor's degree from schools with accreditation recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Do you need a degree to be a probation officer in Texas? ›

Training Requirements for Texas Probation Officers

All probation officers are expected to have at least four years of professional experience prior to joining the work force in Texas. Upon securing employment, all officers must complete at least forty hours of skill training every two years thereafter.

How long can a juvenile be on probation in Texas? ›

A juvenile offender convicted of the same offense would face a range of punishment varying from commitment to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department until his 19th birthday or placement on probation that can last until his 18th birthday.

Why do you want to work with juveniles? ›

By working with youthful offenders, I can often assist with community safety issues and protect and guide adolescents. I also enjoy helping young people discover the community they have around them by coordinating communication among families, schools and other important resources.

What kind of personality do you need to be a probation officer? ›

Probation officers tend to be predominantly social individuals, meaning that they thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people. They also tend to be enterprising, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others.

What is the minimum education requirement for most probation officers in the United States? ›

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists typically need a bachelor's degree. In addition, candidates may be required to pass competency exams, drug testing, and a criminal background check. A valid driver's license may be required, and some agencies require applicants to be at least 21 years old.

What are the 4 goals of juvenile corrections? ›

The primary goals of the juvenile justice system, in addition to maintaining public safety, are skill development, habilitation, rehabilitation, addressing treatment needs, and successful reintegration of youth into the community.

What are four goals of probation? ›

Most probation programs are designed to (1) protect the community by assisting judges in sentencing and supervising offenders, (2) carry out sanctions imposed by the court, (3) help offenders change,(4) support crime victims, and (5) coordinate and promote the use of community resources.

What communication skills are important for someone working as a juvenile probation officer? ›

A probation officer needs excellent communication skills, especially with regard to listening. He must listen to and understand court orders about monitoring the offender's activities. He must also listen to the offender, his employer and others involved in his life to find out whether he is in compliance.

What are the two goals of probation? ›

The primary goals of probation are to rehabilitate the defendant, protect society from further criminal conduct by the defendant and to protect the rights of the victim.

What do juvenile court statistics show about youth crime in the United States? ›

Adjudicated Youth

An average of 53 percent of all petitioned cases that went to juvenile court were adjudicated delinquent in 2019. Fifty-one percent of person offenses were adjudicated delinquent, 53 percent of property offenses, 51 percent of drug offences, and 56 percent of public order offenses.

Is the basic goal of probation is to process offenders into juvenile court? ›

The basic goal of probation is to process offenders into juvenile court. The demeanor of a juvenile offender is a factor in an officer's determination of what action to take. The most important factor that influences the disposition of the youthful offender is the seriousness of the offense.

What is the lowest level of probation? ›

Unsupervised, or informal, probation is the least intensive punishment. This is usually given to offenders with the lowest risk of repeating the criminal activity. Unsupervised probation usually involves paying all fines and fees and refraining from any other law violations for the duration of the probation.

What is probation salary in Texas? ›

How much does a Probation Officer make in Texas? The average Probation Officer salary in Texas is $46,688 as of May 01, 2023, but the range typically falls between $41,545 and $53,221.

How much does a Probation Officer get paid in Mass? ›

How much does a Probation Officer make in Massachusetts? The average Probation Officer salary in Massachusetts is $51,690 as of May 01, 2023, but the range typically falls between $45,995 and $58,922.

What do probation officers make in Florida? ›

The average Probation Officer salary in Florida is $45,121 as of May 01, 2023, but the range typically falls between $40,150 and $51,434.

How much does a probation officer earn in Kenya? ›

87,360- Ksh. 121,430 p.m. (CSG 7) House Allowance: Ksh. 16, 800 – 45,000p.m (depending on duty station) Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12,000p.

How much does an assistant chief probation officer make in Massachusetts? ›

The estimated total pay for a Assistant Chief Probation Officer at Massachusetts Trial Court is $86,372 per year.

What is the youngest age to be a Correctional Officer? ›

At least 20 years of age at the time of application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment to the Academy.

How do I become a juvenile probation officer in California? ›

Steps for Becoming a Juvenile Probation Officer
  1. Obtain a bachelor's degree or a master's degree in criminal justice or a related field.*
  2. Apply for a job as a juvenile probation officer.
  3. Be interviewed for the position.
  4. Take and pass a drug test and criminal background check.
  5. Be hired as a juvenile probation officer.

What is the oldest age to be a Correctional Officer? ›

In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons institution for correction officers.

Is juvenile probation effective in California? ›

Background. In the last decade, California probation departments have had tremendous success in lowering juvenile detention rates by 60 percent and juvenile arrest rates by 73 percent since 2007, while now safely treating over 90% of youth in the community.

How do I become a probation officer in California? ›

How to become a probation officer in California
  1. Earn a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. ...
  2. Pass a written examination. ...
  3. Complete a background check. ...
  4. Attend a training academy. ...
  5. Obtain certification. ...
  6. Apply for probation officer jobs.
Apr 28, 2023

What state has the highest probation rate? ›

Texas led the Nation with 534,260 persons on probation or parole, followed by California with 485,039.

How much does a juvenile Probation Officer get paid in NYC? ›

How much does a Juvenile Probation Officer make in New York City, New York? As of May 3, 2023, the average annual pay for a Juvenile Probation Officer in New York City is $44,562 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $21.42 an hour.

How much does a PO get paid in NYC? ›

Salary after 5 ½ years: $117,510. *Salaries above do not include overtime or night differential. Police Officers with 5½ years of service when night differential and overtime is included, may potentially earn over $122,288 per year.

What is the highest paid counselor? ›

Highest paid counseling jobs
  • Pediatric counselor.
  • Licensed clinical social worker.
  • Direct support professional.
  • Therapist.
  • Physician assistant.
  • Mental health counselor.
  • Registered nurse.
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How much does a youth correctional counselor get paid in NYC? ›

The average salary for a youth counselor in New York is $37,500 per year. Youth counselor salaries in New York can vary between $18,000 to $75,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

What are the highest paying school counselor jobs? ›

Guidance counselor salaries vary significantly from state to state and often from district to district.
Top-paying states for school counselors include:
  • California: $81,590.
  • New Jersey: $76,040.
  • Massachusetts: $75,660.
  • Washington: $75,160.
  • Maryland: $72,730.
Jan 30, 2023

What degree is best for probation officer? ›

You should have a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, social work, or a related field. You will have to pass a competency exam. You must hold a valid driver's license. While there is no formal age requirement, typically, officers are at least 21 years old.

What level of education do most probation officers have? ›

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists typically need a bachelor's degree. In addition, candidates may be required to pass competency exams, drug testing, and a criminal background check.

What kind of education is typically required of probation officers in the US? ›

To become a probation officer, you'll need a 4-year bachelor's degree in criminal justice, social work, psychology, or a related area. Many parole and probation officers have a master's degree in criminal justice. In addition to their training, federal officers must also have at least two years of work experience.

What qualities do you need to be a probation officer? ›

Typical Attributes Sought by Employers
  • Strong communication and listening skills.
  • Strong writing and computer skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Substance abuse treatment knowledge.
  • Criminal investigative experience.
  • Counseling techniques.
  • Social work expertise.
  • The ability to build strong relationships.

What is the most common type of probation? ›

Supervised Probation: This is the most common form of probation. If an individual is placed on supervised probation, they have regular check-ins with their probation officer to help keep them on track and report progress to the Court.

Are US probation officers armed? ›

ARMED PROBATION OFFICERS Armed probation officers shall be armed while conducting supervision/enforcement activities.

What does a US Probation Officer do? ›

U.S. probation and pretrial services officers and officer assistants: Provide services that protect the community; Help the federal courts ensure the fair administration of justice; and. Investigate and supervise persons charged with and convicted of crimes against the United States.

Which of the following are basic roles of the Probation Officer? ›

U.S. probation officers make an important contribution to the federal criminal justice process. Their mission is to investigate and supervise offenders whom the courts have conditionally released to the community on probation, parole, or supervised release.

What is the objective for a juvenile probation officer? ›

To protect the community from delinquency, to impose accountability for offenses committed, and to provide juvenile offenders with the opportunity to live productively and responsibly in the community.

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