What is a violation of Probation?

A Violation of Probation is when a probationer does not follow the court ordered terms and conditions. It could include new criminal behavior or arrest charges, failure to cooperate with treatment services, use of illicit substances, or repeatedly missed office visits. A violation might be anything that a probationer does that is contrary to the court ordered supervision requirements to influence the positive behavioral change desired by the court. The supervising probation officer will review any suspected violation behavior to determine an appropriate course of action. If the officer determines a violation is appropriate and required, then they will file a written violation notification to the court that holds legal jurisdiction over the probationer’s case.

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1. What is probation supervision?
2. How does probation supervision influence law abiding behavior?
3. What are some probation terms and conditions?
4. What are some benefits to defendants on probation supervision?
5. What are some benefits of probation supervision to the community versus incarceration?
6. How does someone get placed on probation supervision?
7. How does Probation Supervision work?
8. What are office visits, home visits and collateral contacts?
9. What do you do during office visits, home visits and collateral contacts?
10. Is probation supervision the same as parole supervision?
11. What can I find out about someone on probation supervision?
12. What is a violation of Probation?
13. What happens during a violation of probation?
14. What types of recommendations can be made for a violation of probation?
15. What are typical lengths of probation supervision?
16. Can a person be released from probation supervision early?
17. Are probation officers the same as police officers?
18. What type of powers or authority do probation officers have?
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