Probation officers supervise criminal offenders that have been placed on probation. They are responsible for maintaining contact and monitoring progress through the offenders and their families. They also often work with community organizations to help the offenders rehabilitate.
Probation officers’ responsibilities include:
Investigate offenders’ backgrounds
Write pre-sentence reports
Excellent job opportunities are available for probation officers. If you are a hardworking, dedicated person, this could be a good career for you. If you don’t already have experience as a probation officer, you’ll need some training to get started.