Probation


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Probation

1. An initial period of employment during which an employee is evaluated. Typically, it is easier to dismiss a new employee during probation. At the conclusion of the probation, the employer decides whether or not to keep the employee on staff. A new employee may not be eligible for some benefits during probation.

2. A period during which an employee has been warned that his/her performance may result in termination if it does not improve.
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He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 74 days credit for time served, 30 months probation, and ordered to undergo alcohol treatment.
Director 1Alan Plumb said: "From my experience of working with probation services and community rehabilitation companies over a number of years, it is quite unprecedented to put this number of staff through their VQ3 in such a short space of time.
Hard-working probation staff were denied a 1% pay rise in 2014.
While on probation, a probationer must report at least once a month to the probation officer, must not commit any other offense and must not transfer residence without due notice to the probation officer.
The program focuses on high-risk people convicted of domestic violence and sex offenses and serving probation terms.
The statistics were for offenders who had served prison sentences of fewer than 12 months and these are not currently supervised by the Probation service.
Another source claims that probation is gunning for him, as they are embarrassed by what he has done for the past 2 years and have had bit by now.
Firstly, there is a very welcome comparative perspective on probation demonstrated by Canton's appreciation of the resonance of probation values, pioneered in England and Wales, in other countries.
Only high risk offenders will be monitored by the probation service.
They have called on the Ministry of Justice to commission an external review of the National Offender Management Service (Noms), recommending that probation trusts should be given greater independence, with limited resources to be re-focused on the front line.
A joint watchdog report found many probation staff "did not appear to have the time" to work with sex offenders effectively.