Probation Officers

Probation officers support the criminal justice system and offenders while they are serving all or part of their sentence in the community. For example, probation officers:

  • Supervise court orders by monitoring offenders to verify they live up to the conditions of their court orders and returning them to court if they violate any conditions
  • Assess an offenders risk of re-offending and needs related to offending behaviour, linking both to a case management plan
  • Prepare reports and assessments about offenders and victims and provide sentencing options for the court
  • Deliver programs that address offenders’ risks and needs
  • Continuously reassess offenders’ responses to programs, services, conditions and other interventions, adjusting case management plans in response to changing circumstances