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The initial vision of volunteer probation officers "who would offer friendship and common sense to children and their families" (Gittens, 1994, p.
When I entered the field of corrections more than 35 years ago as a volunteer probation officer in North Carolina, I was very green, very naive and had an idealistic fervor that I could make a difference just because.
While the victims and their relatives want to know what happened, Goto, who has experience working as a volunteer probation officer and attends juvenile courts, said a judge should be authorized to explain the outcomes of court proceedings to them, rather than allowing them to observe the trial, in order to meet their needs.
Research conducted by Japan's Ministry of Justice shows that the success of volunteer probation officers lies in the individual attention they are able to give each offender; they are often seen as friends or mentors rather than authority figures.
Other independent candidates include volunteer probation officer Seiichi Sugiura, 59, and former junior high school teacher Masaaki Takahashi, 65.
A criminal justice major, Modry also completed an internship with the Mahoning County Juvenile Court and then became a volunteer probation officer before graduating in 1978.
The court preferred placing children under the supervision of volunteer probation officers, but when volunteers were unavailable or inappropriate, or when children could not be returned to their families, the court had to find institutional placements.
She was also a volunteer probation officer while pursuing a legal studies degree at the University of California, Berkeley.