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Training Juvenile Probation Officers: National Trends and Practice

Volume 64 Number 2
December 2000

Juvenile probation caseloads include more offenders and more serious offenders. The authors surveyed the states and the District of Columbia about juvenile probation requirements in their state. The results show a wide range of practice regarding certification, training required, and the like. With increased responsibilities placed on juvenile probation officers, the authors ask whether the training of such officers is adequate for the jobs they are required to do.