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PROBATION

 

 

Probation Officer:  Katherine A. Sarvis

Hours:  Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
           Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Probation Report - Tuesday Nights 6:30 p.m. sharp

Telephone #:  (313) 343-2599


TUESDAY NIGHT PROBATIONERS- REPORT TO THE COURTROOM


ROLE OF PROBATION:

Probation is a humanitarian method of administering justice, not a gesture of leniency.  As a substitute for imprisonment, it is in large measure a counseling service, which emphasizes guidance and supportive supervision.

The essence of the probation system lies in the fact that the offender is not merely given "another chance" but provided with constructive assistance in their struggle for social rehabilitation.  The ultimate object of probation is to reestablish the probationer in the community with law-abiding values.

Briefly, some of the important factors that a probation counselor has to deal with in attempting to counsel a probationer are his family relationships, home conditions, employment problems, group relationships, leisure time activity, education and goal setting.

If probation could be summed up in a few sentences it would be "an enlightened attempt to cope with a crisis in the life of an offender who possess rehabilitative potential."  It is an attempt to mold an offender into a law-abiding citizen.

 

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