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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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She was sentenced to 24 months of probation, ordered to undergo drug treatment and fined $1,600.
The entry point of Parole/Probation Officers will be in PBS-16 in the Directorate of Reclamation and Probation.
Since being formed in June 2014, as part of the government's reform of probation services, Wales Community Rehabilitation Company has supported 70 probation service officers to achieve the Vocational Diploma in Probation Practice (VQ3) and a further 34 are expected to complete the qualification by July.
This dispute is evidence that probation staff are appalled at how they are being treated by their employer.
Marlon Roque, clerk of court of MTC Branch 3, said the warrant was issued three days after City Prosecutor Oliver Garcia filed a motion for the revocation of Arcenas' probation, citing the latter's failure to comply with its conditions.
Rosado, who lives on James Street, is on probation for the first time and has two years to serve before he completes his obligation to Worcester District Court.
However, the article gave the misleading impression that Wales Probation had been responsible for managing the repeat offenders highlighted in the latest Government statistics.
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.
PROBATION staff charged with monitoring and rehabilitating potentially dangerous sex offenders are overstretched and under-trained, a report has warned.
A SEARCH has been launched to find people to help the probation service.
LANCASTER -- A juvenile probation camp teacher was recovering at home Monday after being assaulted last week by two teenagers at Challenger Memorial Youth Center.