What are some benefits to defendants on probation supervision?

The obvious benefit to probation supervision is that a person can be held accountable for a crime or poor behavior, and still be able to function within the community without the restrictions of incarceration or placement. Unlike a straight incarceration term or placement, a person placed on probation can continue their employment, take care of their family, earn money to pay financial obligations. They can attend treatment programs and attend school or college, all while they are monitored by a probation officer and restricted to law abiding behavior.

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1. What is probation supervision?
2. How does probation supervision influence law abiding behavior?
3. What are some probation terms and conditions?
4. What are some benefits to defendants on probation supervision?
5. What are some benefits of probation supervision to the community versus incarceration?
6. How does someone get placed on probation supervision?
7. How does Probation Supervision work?
8. What are office visits, home visits and collateral contacts?
9. What do you do during office visits, home visits and collateral contacts?
10. Is probation supervision the same as parole supervision?
11. What can I find out about someone on probation supervision?
12. What is a violation of Probation?
13. What happens during a violation of probation?
14. What types of recommendations can be made for a violation of probation?
15. What are typical lengths of probation supervision?
16. Can a person be released from probation supervision early?
17. Are probation officers the same as police officers?
18. What type of powers or authority do probation officers have?
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