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1. Lit. serving a period of probation, typically after conviction for a crime. While Anne was on probation, she reported to the police regularly. John was on probation for a year.
2. Fig. serving a trial period. All new members are on probation for a year. I was on probation in my job for a full year before it became permanent.
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This dispute is evidence that probation staff are appalled at how they are being treated by their employer.
The program focuses on high-risk people convicted of domestic violence and sex offenses and serving probation terms.
Pennsylvania has more than 39,000 state parolees under supervision and approximately 240,000 offenders who are on county probation under the supervision of the courts.
The statistics were for offenders who had served prison sentences of fewer than 12 months and these are not currently supervised by the Probation service.
According to sources, the probation officials are aggressively investigating the incident where the 24-year-old recording artist was arrested for assault, TMZ.
Probation is marketed as an introductory text and it certainly delivers what one would reasonably expect for this type of product.
This week justice secretary Chris Grayling announced that 70 per cent of probation work could be contracted out to private or voluntary firms.
In the report into the role of the probation service, the Commons Justice Committee has criticised the "tick-box, bean-counting culture" which means staff are consumed with paper work rather than the rehabilitation of criminals.
A joint watchdog report found many probation staff "did not appear to have the time" to work with sex offenders effectively.
An appeal has been made for new board members for the Wales Probation Trust, set up on April 1.
We are doing an investigation currently,'' said Jeannette Aguirre, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
Peter Burczyk, president of the Association of Probation Officers of Wielkopolska and a probation administrator in Poznan, chaired the conference.
Probation is a sentence imposed upon a person after conviction, releasing the person into society in lieu of a prison term.
Exploring a topic that has generated a multitude of research findings during the past several decades, Rethinking What Works With Offenders: Probation, Social Context and Desistance From Crime attempts to shed new light on how probation supervision can deter individuals from re-offending.