Probation Assistants

A probation assistant supports probation officers. They perform intake procedures, as well as monitor and record all client progress.

What does a probation assistant do?

Duties of a probation assistant include:

  • Collect specimens for testing
  • Conduct office visits for interviewing
  • Create correspondence
  • Deliver documents
  • Ensure that clients are adhering to their case plans
  • Occasionally testify in court on behalf of the probation officer
  • Organize case files
  • Process criminal, school, military, financial and employment record checks
  • Supervise low-risk defendants and offenders
  • Verify the address of clients

What soft skills make a successful probation assistant?

Strong communication skills, critical-thinking, decision-making, resilient emotional stability, organizational aptitude, and writing abilities are all beneficial qualities within this role.

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