On August 25, 2014, I commenced my internship at the United States Probation Office in El Paso, Texas. During my internship, I was exposed to both sides of what a United States Probation Officer does; first I experienced presentence investigation and then supervision. My exposure within the presentence investigation side included my presence during interviews with defendants, District Court hearings, and Magistrate Court hearings. Further, I assisted in the preparation of presentence reports which included the defendant’s identifying data, his/her offense conduct, criminal history, offender characteristics, and the sentencing options. I investigated relevant facts about defendants, assess those facts in light of the purpose of sentencing, applied the appropriate guidelines, statutes, and rules to the available facts. Additionally, I assisted in organizing files by obtaining proper documents officers need to complete their investigations. Moreover, I assisted in identifying all appropriate guidelines as stated in the United States Sentencing Guideline Manual and calculated the defendant’s offense level and criminal history category. Also I completed collateral requests to different districts regarding a defendant’s prior criminal conduct for the purpose of scoring his/her criminal history. By actively conducting investigative work, it allowed me to become familiar with the documents that officers utilized when completing investigations. Such documents include; NCIC,
COMES NOW the Defendant, Josue Emmanuel Rivera Lemus, by and through counsel, Vernida R. Chaney, and pursuant to18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), Rule 32 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Section 6A1.2 the United States Sentencing Commission, Guidelines Manual (“U.S.S.G.” or the “Guidelines”), United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220 (2005), United States v. Hughes, 401 F.3d 540 (4th Cir. 2005), and this Court’s Policy Regarding Procedure to be followed in Sentencing, represents that he has reviewed the Probation Office’s Presentence Investigation Report and submits the Defendant’s Position with Respect to Sentencing to aid the Court in determining an appropriate sentence.
A, B) MSTT met with the caregiver to examine how she plans to increase the supervision and monitoring of the youth while out in public. Caregiver expressed while the youth is at home she is going to speak with her mother and his aunt to help while she's at work. MSTT encouraged caregiver to reach out to the school and ask them if they would be able to supervise and monitor him. Caregiver contacted the school and is waiting to hear a response. MSTT will continue to work with the caregiver in increasing the supervision
This assessment was completed subsequent to Brandon being placed on supervision to gain a better understanding of Brandon’s pattern of offending, strengths, risk to re-offend and criminogenic needs. The case plan has been developed with input from Brandon and his guardian. Brandon’s case will be taken under advisement of the court for approximately one year. Per the court order dated May 4, 2016, Brandon will be placed on indeterminate supervised probation and ordered to complete 30 hours of community service. Brandon will have no gang affiliation and attend school adhering to all rules and regulation of the same. His case is set for review on May 5, 2017. In addition to the order of the Portsmouth Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, the family offered the following recommendation for addressing the behavior: Brandon will continue to look for employment in and around the
The probation officer role is significantly important and recognizably distinguish because they have to seek accurate information that is impartial, acquired in a timely manner, and complied in a comprehensive report court review. The report should be suffice so the determination of sentencing is impartial and to aid in corrections and community corrections officials in managing offenders under their supervision. Officers must adhere to the time-frames set by the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure or under local rules established by the court. To further note, the recommended defendant sent to the probation officer; the presentence investigation begins immediately and does not desist unless otherwise told by a higher operating authority. Officers receptive to the information provided by all parties is suggestive, but must be very punctilious in not accepting all party’s opinions. Preferably, in how they view the person or situation at
Consent: The child and family team is in agreement that Out of Home Treatment is an appropriate treatment option for the youth at this time due to youth behaviors that lead to numerous arrests and violation of probation. Youth needs to address his mental health, substance use and behavioral issues in the community and in the home by engaging in safe behaviors. The youth has demonstrated a lack of impulse control, oppositional behavior towards rules and regulations of the home, school, and community prior to DAP Bed. The program noted Dre’quan has been staying out of trouble and requested for youth to continue with treatment at Florence Klemmer House/DAP Bed. CM was informed Dre’quan refuse to comply with chores rules. Dre’quan shared his experiences
This case study will examine four parts of out-of-town brown and the besieged probation supervisor. The first is what should Casey’s response be to the reporter concerning the agency’s recommendation. The second is if Casey elects to discuss her officer’s recommendation for some form of intermediate sanction, how can she justify such sanctions in general and in this case specifically. The third covers do you feel that the probation officer’s recommendation based on these facts is correct, why or why not. Lastly, which form of intermediate sanction would appear to hold the most promise for
From a statistical standpoint, there are nearly seven million individuals who are currently on correctional supervision within the United States of America (DeMichele, 2014). Of those seven million individuals, a meager two million or 30 percent are incarcerated within a jail or prison environment (DeMichele, 2014). The remaining five million or 70 percent of those seven million are currently being supervised through community corrections (DeMichele, 2014). The dramatic growth in community-based corrections over the last three decades is nothing short of astounding (Wodahl, Ogle, & Heck, 2011). In a span of less than 30 years, the number of offenders under supervision in the community has more than tripled, with an estimated 5.1 million people under probation and parole supervision in 2008 (Wodahl, Ogle, & Heck, 2011).
This is a recovery house that is a strict home that holds its consumer’s accountable for their actions and recovery. They are required to participate in intensive out-patient therapy, attend at minimum 5 Narcotic’s Anonymous meetings per week, in addition to the house chores. The offender explained what a positive impact this program has had on him. The Probation Office also saw the positive influence this program had started. A supervision plan was created to engage in treatment while in Pittsburgh, and attempt to get permission to transfer supervision to
Alternative programs for youth were developed for mild and less serious delinquents. Over the years, the program has seen a surge in electronic home monitoring, community intensive supervision programs which service serious offenders in addition to minor cases. At times, group homes may house repeated youth offenders. Regardless of the placement, 24-hour supervision is provided in a unique way.
Juvenile probation officers today have the duty to make several decisions about the case managements cases on their juvenile offender’s clients on a daily basis. The following studies shows the officer’s perceptions of young clients that are repeating violations before carrying out of a risk/needs assessment self-reported, and case management after the proposal of risk/ need assessment by the officer. Juvenile probation officers give the impression to be making service recommendations and placement judgements equal with youth risk levels, regardless of if they claimed to use risk /needs assessment tool while making their decisions. Implications for the use of risk assessments in juvenile probation will be discussed in this paper. Boot camp
It is recommended that discharge not be granted on March 1, 2016, but deferred for at least 45 additional days to assure timely implementation of services and the development and staffing of the Mental Health Services Transitional Plan. It is also recommended that Armun be placed on parole supervision with the Portsmouth Court Service Unit upon release. Armun will need electronic monitoring services to assist him with his transition back into the community. Parole Transition will allow Armun's movement to be monitored and tracked ensure public safety while he is in the community. I am requesting that he receive 30 days of electronic monitoring with the Parole Transition Program to include GPS monitor through Tidewater Youth Services Commission.
The Bail Support Program employees 26 supervision officer’s whose responsibilities it is to provide support for the client. The supervision officer is also in charge of making sure the programs set are attained to and followed
It is not uncommon that the judge will surrender the leadership roles to members of the workgroup, such as the probation officer. A probation officer will then become the critical leader for the courtroom workgroup’s decision. All while struggling to obtain community services and treatment for the mental health offender, and trying to fit the offender into a traditional probation program. This is complicated by