1910: First chief probation officer appointed

First probation services were focused exclusively on youth, and probation officers were appointed to service the juvenile courts. In Vancouver, the first juvenile court was held by Judge A.E. Bull at the detention home located at the northeast comer of Pine Street and 10th. H.W. Collier was appointed the first probation officer and superintendent, and Amelia Collier the matron. In other parts of the province, juveniles were still processed through adult courts.

Gordon Stevens speaks about the appointment of the first chief probation officer

Gordon Stevens advocates the philosophy of taking responsibility over punishment in the treatment of juveniles in the 1940s