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Supervision: Standard Probation Standard Probation Supervision focuses on three goals which lead to the success of offenders. They are accountability, change, and community. Together, these activities provide a foundation where intervention reduces risk, and community involvement increases long-term success.

Standard Probation caseload sizes are governed by State Law which dictates an average of 60 offenders to every one probationer officer. Offenders are supervised according to their risk to re-offend and referrals are made to internal and community providers for needed services such as substance abuse treatment, employment services, education needs, etc. Attendance and progress in treatment is monitored closely to ensure that intervention reduces risk to re-offend.

Quick Reference: Standard Probation
Typical Probationer Characteristics Program Characteristics
  • In need of varying levels of supervision
  • Reporting instructions ordered for field/office visits, and community treatment
  • Often in need of specialized treatment
  • Financial responsibility fostered, including payment for restitution, fines, assessments, reimbursement, and probation service fees
  • Isolated from family/community
  • Appropriate placement in community programs of assistance, counseling and/or therapy
  • Limited financial resources
  • Drug use prohibited and monitored
  • Low educational level
  • Supervision level is tied to overall risk to re-offend
  • Anti-social attitudes
  • Low job skills
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