1942: First probation system for adults instituted in B.C.
It was decided that Stevens would supervise adult male offenders, and Mary Nicholson of the John Howard Society and Major Frances Wagner of the Salvation Army would continue to supervise females remanded for sentencing. Until the province passed a probation act, deferred sentences would be used for individuals on probation rather than suspended sentences. A deferred sentence required an offender to sign a card outlining the terms of the sentence. Judges in the Vancouver area were advised about the availability of supervision for individuals on deferred or suspended sentences.
First follow-up officer/probation officer, Ernie Stevens. Stevens would go on to become Commission of Corrections from 1957 to 1962.