course PS – Probation Services / Probation Officer

Probation Services / Probation Officer

Career Diploma

The Probation Officer investigates and analyzes cases, writes reports and makes recommendations to the courts, enforces orders of the courts, and supervises probationers (both adult and juvenile) who are under the jurisdiction of the courts and/or county probation departments.

Probation Officers are required to complete the Probation Officer Core courses as conditions of their employment.

Curriculum includes:

  • Criminal Justice System
  • Confidentiality and Release of Information
  • Juvenile Detention
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Investigations
  • Interrogations
  • Fact Finding- Information Gathering for Written Records and Interviewing

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  • Restitution and Fines
  • Court Reports and Presentations
  • Establishing a Casework Relationship
  • Providing Counseling and Assistance
  • Monitoring and Responding to Probationer Performance
  • Technology
  • Officer Safety

This course is designed for:

  • Individuals seeking probation services training and skills necessary for a career in  probation.
  • Current probation officers/agents wanting to increase their skills as well as learn new marketable job skills
  • Private probation service companies seeking to secure further training in the probation services field.

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Course FormatOnline/Campus

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$ 695
Payment Options Are Available

Typical Tasks
Specific tasks typically required of a probation or parole agent includes monitoring clients, follow-up  interviews and investigations, enforcement of rules of release, monitoring electronic GPS bracelets,  skip-tracing and preparing documents including affidavits and warrant applications as well as arresting and returning offenders to custody.

Potential Positions
Probation and parole officers are employed by both private and public agencies who oversee convicted men and women who have been released from correctional facilities on probation or parole.

Employment Outlook
With the current overcrowding of correctional facilities and the move to incarcerate only violent or repeat offenders, the field of probation and parole will continue to expand especially in the area of privatization.

Within one year after graduation, the estimated employment rate for this program is 90%.

The typical graduate starting wage is $35,000 with a wage potential of $70,000.