Skip to main content
2 answers
4
Updated 657 views

What are some of the biggest challenges you face day-to-day as a probation officer?

#law #court #probation-officer #case-worker #officer #career #law-enforcement

+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you

4

2 answers


1
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

DENNIS’s Answer

Hi Samoa: I am not a probation officer but I briefly practiced criminal law. Please keep that in mind as I answer. Plus, I grew up in Brooklyn, New York at a time there were problems. That said, as I recall the probation officers all had huge case loads and were seriously overworked back then. Generally the officers had to keep track of a lot of people who did not like being tracked. Plus as a probation officer it is often hard not forming attachments with some of the people on probation. You care. Sometimes it is hard to keep your distance. However as an arm of law enforcement you are a critical part of helping people get back on the right track. You need to get a good education and always remember that as you move forward you help others by example. Good luck!
Thank you comment icon Thank you for your answer Dennis. That helped put some things in perspective as I prepare to put my whole focus on this journey. Samoa
1
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Marc’s Answer

I'm sorry but I am not a probation officer, however, I have friends that work in this profession and it is very stressful.
Thank you comment icon Hi Marc, Can you provide any specifics about what is stressful about the job? That way the student can have a better understanding of what difficulties someone in this position encounter Gurpreet Lally, Admin
Thank you comment icon Hi Marc, thank you for responding. Would you please specify as to what made the job stressful? Thanks in advance. Samoa
0