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Probation officers and parole officers supervise offenders who have been placed on community-based orders by the courts and offenders released on parole from prison.

Probation officers and parole officers may perform the following tasks:

  • Advise parolees and those on community-based orders, on matters such as education, employment, finance, housing and other community services which may help in their rehabilitation
  • Arrange the employment of offenders as directed by courts
  • Assess placement and management of offenders placed on community service work orders, bonds, fine options and penalties
  • Assist in preparing briefs for prosecuting offenders who fail to comply with community-based orders or breach parole conditions
  • Conduct regular interviews with parolees and report on their progress
  • Develop and implement community-based work programs
  • Identify the social development needs of offenders and refer them to appropriate programs


  • Interview offenders, their families, employers and teachers to obtain information
  • Maintain and develop client records and administrative procedures
  • Maintain contact with families to help solve problems of readjustment and rehabilitation
  • Manage and supervise offenders who have received community-based supervision orders e.g. community service, home detention, probation, bail or parole, and make sure that they comply with the relevant legislation and standards
  • Monitor home detainees by means of home visits and electronic monitoring technology and report all breaches of conditions
  • Participate on various committees to assist in policy, practice and community development.
  • Provide advice to assist the courts in determining the suitability of offenders to be placed on community-based orders
  • Submit reports and recommendations on whether parole should be granted
  • Take part in staff development and training programs, and provide training to new staff

Probation officers and parole officers may work in an office or in non-institutionalized community corrections centers. A proportion of their time is spent at court and visiting prisons to interview and assess offenders and prisoners.

Personal Requirements:

  • Able to assess people and situations
  • Genuine interest in people and their welfare
  • Good communication skills.
  • Maturity, patience, tolerance and discretion

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