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Write the following in Layman Language. Not quotes and he/she said this. Your knowledge and gut responses only.
Probation is the most common sentence in the United States.
1.Probation provides 3 Basic services to the courts. What are these three services? Please explain this in your words, so that I can understand if I were a layman. I am not a criminal justice student or faculty and do not work in that area.
2.Do you think that these services are helpful? Why do you think they are helpful or why do you think they are not helpful?
3.If you could make the services better, what would you add to the services and why?
Then respond to two classmates in 4-5 sentences:
Tiffany Callejas: 1. The 3 basic services that probation provides to the courts are juvenile services, presentence reports and community supervision. Juvenile services include providing the individual with a secure environment, education and vocational guidance with the outcome goal of helping the youth establish a plan of development when they commit to the department of youth services. Presentence reports are used in order to determine the individuals punishment for the crime committed. Community supervision helps individuals transition from incarceration and into a system where they are being monitored to make sure they are following rules.
2. I think that these services are helpful especially juvenile services because although the individual wont see it at the moment that this is something to help them, if they comply and follow orders they will feel/see an improvement in there behavior. These services are helpful because it meant to help the individual progress into a better person and live a life away from danger and the world of incarceration. The only way I feel these services would not be helpful is if you are placed in an environment where the staff itself is not the most helpful or they come off aggressive to you because this will only make the individual retaliate and not what to listen at all. I know there are wonderful people in this field that truly have the passion to help these individuals succeed but unfortunately some individuals will have to face some staff that are just there to do there “job” without any passion
3. If I was able to make services better I would like to add a session where individuals among the same age gap are able to engange in conversation and let out any thoughts, opinions, solutions without any judgement, therefore feeling like they are not alone, they are not the only ones; everyone is there for similar or the same motives and wants to change and become better stronger individuals. This can help with engangment if individuals are talking with peers among the same age group.
We know already that Probation is supervision to a convicted criminal . Probation goes way more than being supervise first is supervision probation officers in which they giving rules to an individual who can do jail time if they do revoke their probation in other words when an individual is under supervised Probation they are entitled to follow the court rules and report weekly to probation officer or even twice a week . Next is rehabilitation is where probation officers give a variety of resources in order to help there behavior or to help them improve the issue of being substance abuse . Last is monitoring where probation officer gives rule to the individual where they have to say where they work , where they go to school if they go also how much they paid weekly and it all has to be reported to the officer .
2) Probation in one way is helpful because it gives the chance to the individual to do better and not be sent to jail .It is up to the individual if they do want to succeed during their probation time .I believe an probation officer can give you rules that should be done but it’s all up to the individual if they want to do it and not revoke their probation .
3) If I could add more service I’ll try to “make probation Jobs ” meaning I’ll add a list of jobs that individual can do while being on you probation incase no jobs wants to hire them based on their record or if no one wants to give them a chance .I do believe people should be given another chance if they do want to do better and get better in life .