Probation officers, parole officers and juvenile probation specialists are vital to the U.S. criminal justice system. By fostering offender rehabilitation, they are directly responsible for keeping prison populations in check, reducing the financial burden of incarceration, and preparing offenders to become productive citizens.
Becoming a probation officer, parole officer or juvenile probation specialist in most state, county and municipal judicial districts requires a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, psychology or social work, while some jurisdictions require a master’s degree in one of these fields.
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