Probation Officers complete Pre-Disposition Investigations (PDI) for the Court. This is a social history of the juvenile that includes personal, family, school and mental health information to assist the Judge in making an appropriate disposition. Probation Officers also complete Violation and Adjustment Reports frequently.
Supervision of juveniles means the Probation Officer is monitoring the completion of conditions ordered by the Judge. If a juvenile is placed on probation, a Probation Officer will also require them to follow probation conditions as well. The Probation Officer may have regular contact with the juvenile in their office or meet with the juvenile at their home or school. Conditions of probation may include the payment of fines or restitution, completion of community work hours, participation in treatment or educational programming, alcohol/drug testing mental health evaluations and/or detention.