WHO IS A PROBATION OFFICER

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A Probation Officer is responsible for supervising offenders subjected to a probation programme, identifying and designing community service programs, assigning offenders to community service programme, besides generation of both pre-bail and pre-sentence reports.

For one to be a Probation Officer he or she must  possess a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Social Work, Sociology, Criminology, Guidance and Counseling, Social Psychology or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya.

Good communication skills are an added advantage. 

Duties and responsibility  include but not limited to the following: 

  • Conducting social investigations;
  • Preparing prevail and presentence reports;
  • Supervision, rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders and ex-offenders serving non-custodial measures within the community;
  • Participating in social crime prevention projects and programme; and, 
  • Facilitating probation and after Care support Services to clients and statutory institutions

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