Discuss the role and responsibilities of the aftercare officer. How does the aftercare officer's role and responsibilities compare to those of the juvenile probation officer's roles and responsibilities?
Probation is a court-order through which a juvenile is placed under the control, supervision and care of a probation field staff member in lieu of facility commitment, so long as the probationer meets certain standards of conduct. Aftercare (formerly parole) refers to the term of supervision that occurs once a juvenile is conditionally released to the community after serving a facility commitment term. Clients in aftercare are subject to being returned to detention or facility placement for rule violations or other offenses.
Juvenile Aftercare Officers also known as Juvenile Parole Officers. They have ongoing contact and monitor paroled ...