Can a probation officer come to Your House?
The whole point of allowing a probation officer to do random, unannounced home or work visits is to allow them to check in on you when you may not be expecting it. From experience, I’ve noticed that most PO’s rarely do home visits (especially for low-level, first-time offenders), but this does not mean you should not expect…
Can I have any contact with my child while on probation?
If you do have any direct contact with any child you know or reasonably should know to be under the age of 18, [including] [not including] your own children, without the permission of the probation officer, you must report this contact to the probation officer within 24 hours.
Can a probation officer contact the victim(s)?
The probation officer may contact the victim (s), the victim’s family, or a designated representative to ensure that the defendant is complying with conditions of supervision prohibiting contact with the victim.
What does a provingprobation officer do?
Probation officers may also prevent criminal opportunities by monitoring defendants through contacts with the defendant and his or her social network, verifying employment, restricting travel, and providing positive reinforcement for prosocial routine activities.
How does a probation/parole officer approve a home placement?
Probation/parole officers have to make judgment calls when approving or denying home placements. The probation/parole officer needs to feel they can effectively manage the offender in the residence and manage whatever officer safety risks are present.
Do I have to submit to a probation search?
You must submit your person, property, house, residence, vehicle, papers, computers (as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (e) (1)), other electronic communications or data storage devices or media, or office, to a search conducted by a United States probation officer. Failure to submit to a search may be grounds for revocation of release.
What is the difference between a probation officer and re-entry coordinator?
Probation/parole officers don’t get to sit down and interview the offender while they are in prison and prep the home placement investigation. The re-entry coordinator is probably not going to know all the dynamics of the offender when they are not incarcerated.