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on probation

 
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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He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 74 days credit for time served, 30 months probation, and ordered to undergo alcohol treatment.
Director 1Alan Plumb said: "From my experience of working with probation services and community rehabilitation companies over a number of years, it is quite unprecedented to put this number of staff through their VQ3 in such a short space of time.
Hard-working probation staff were denied a 1% pay rise in 2014.
While on probation, a probationer must report at least once a month to the probation officer, must not commit any other offense and must not transfer residence without due notice to the probation officer.
Rosado was not in contact with the victim in his case; to see how his part-time job was going; and to find out what steps he had taken to get himself settled into probation.
Probation is currently undergoing changes as part of the Government's Transforming Rehabilitation programme.
It appears that probation department will submit a report to the judge, who will decide whether to revoke his probation.
The politicisation of law and order since the late 1970s has been well documented and Canton traces the influence of a punitive strategy on probation policy and practice through the emphasis placed on tough approaches to offending behaviour, such as finding 'credible alternatives to custody' and the 'proper punishment of offenders'.
In response, Harry Fletcher, assistant general secretary of probation service union Napo said: "Napo warned in 2004 that Noms would be a bureaucratic nightmare.
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.
In response to an invitation from the Association of Probation Officers of Wielkopolska, the Polish Ministry of Justice and Adam Mickiewicz University at Poznan, the National Association of Probation Executives selected a delegation of probation and judicial professionals to participate in the International Probation Conference.
What Works in Probation and Youth Justice: Developing Evidence-Based Practice, edited by Ros Burnett and Colin Roberts, Willan Publishing, 2004, 267 pp.