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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Whilst the content of the series rapidly disappeared from memory, the image of a bustling, active probation officer remained.
In another part of town, the probation officers visited Elizabeth Leonard.
Service coordination gives probation officers the support they need to meet the mission: provide effective, individualized services to the youths in OJJ's care and custody.
At the end of the week, each client must turn in his or her work card to the assigned probation officer.
While studying long-distance at Portsmouth University, Matt spent two years working alongside qualified probation officers to get hands-on experience supervising offenders as part of a busy community supervision team.
person, property, place of residence, vehicle, personal effects, to search at anytime, with or without a search warrant, warrant of arrest, or reasonable cause by any probation officer or law enforcement officer.
To accomplish this task, researcher Stephen Farrall examined a sample of 199 British probationers and their probation officers during a four-year longitudinal study and detailed his discoveries in his most recent book.
More importantly, the Chicago Police Department detailed cops to juvenile probation work, assigning roughly one police probation officer (PPO) to each district.
In some States, the jobs of parole officer and probation officer are combined.
When Jonathan took his mom's car again, in June 1999, she turned him in once more, and he was arrested on several probation violations, including failing to keep appointments, curfew violations, positive drug screens, and not doing his community service, according to court testimony from his probation officer, Chris Cagle.
The federal probation officer sits uneasily in today's federal criminal justice system.
The proabationer meets with the probation officer, briefly, perhaps once a month--making the procedure a waste of time for both.