Interested in a career in Probation/Community
Corrections? Educational requirements are as follows:
ALL POSITIONS ARE CIVIL SERVICE RELATED AND REQUIRE CIVIL SERVICE TESTING.
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Duties of a Probation Officer:
Adult Sex Offender Treatment Program
Local Conditional Release Program
Youthful Offender Supervision
Conditional Discharge Supervision
Juvenile Intensive Supervision Program
Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Program
Juvenile Arson Prevention
Juvenile Delinquent and Persons in Need of Supervision
Neglect/Abuse and Family Offense
Intake Diversion Unit
Probation Officers handle a high volume of diverse and complex cases which, to some extent or another, may reflect a mental health disorder, violence, family dysfunction or chemical dependency.
Alternatives to Incarceration Programs
Community Service Program - This encourages the Courts to use Community Service sanctions in accordance with a local policy that relates Community Service sanctions to periods of incarceration for which it is to be substituted. It closely monitors offender performance through regular work site or offender contacts and reports back to the Court the results of all placements, promptly notifying the Courts of all clients who fail to perform required community services.
Electronic Home Monitoring (E.H.M) The principal purpose of the Allegany County Probation Department Electronic Home Monitoring Program is to provide a degree of restriction, which is less severe than incarceration yet more punitive than existing alternatives. Additionally, the use of electronic home monitoring helps reduce jail overcrowding in Allegany County and it will allow the offender to remain a fully participating family member, to maintain employment, attend school and participate in appropriate counseling. This program is also used as a component to the Allegany County Pre-trial Release Program, Juvenile Intensive Probation Supervision Program.
All officers routinely alcohol and drug test offenders as ordered by the Courts. Officers also conduct "surprise" home visits to offenders to ensure compliance with curfews and other probation conditions.
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