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Federal Probation Laws

Saturday, December 9th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Federal or United States Probation Service is an agency that services the United States District Court in all 94 judicial federal districts nationwide and constitute the community corrections arm of the Federal Court System. This agency supports programs dealing with Federal probation laws.

There are 94 U.S. District Courts ... continue reading

Wyoming Probation Laws

Saturday, December 9th, 2006
Posted by Diane

The state Department of Probation and Parole was organized in 1941 with one officer. In that year there were a total of 121 cases filed statewide. Up until it came under the umbrella of the Department of Corrections due to Wyoming probation laws, the Department of Probation and Parole worked ... continue reading

Wisconsin Probation Laws

Saturday, December 9th, 2006
Posted by Diane

The Division of Community Corrections is the department according to Wisconsin probation laws, that supervises persons released on parole, extended supervision or those placed on probation. The supervision is community-based to strengthen the family unit, encourage lawful behavior, and provide local treatment programs.

Probation and parole agents hold offenders ... continue reading

West Virginia Probation Laws

Saturday, December 9th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Probation is a sentence ordered by a judge, usually instead of, but sometimes in addition to, serving time in jail. It allows the convicted person to live in the community for a specified period of time, and according to West Virginia probation laws, sometimes under the supervision of a probation ... continue reading

Washington Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Supervised Probation is for offenders that need closer monitoring, generally for 2 years. In addition to court conditions the offender is required to meet with a probation officer. The schedule, location, and frequency of contacts are based on a supervision needs classification derived from Washington probation laws. There are regular ... continue reading

Virginia Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Community Corrections consists of a central office staff to support the field, four regional offices statewide supervising probation and parole districts and stand alone special facilities that include Day Reporting Centers, Detention Centers and Diversion Centers.

Community Corrections’ primary goal is public safety. In Virginia, public safety is defined ... continue reading

Vermont Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Although there are many things which a Vermont Judge can do when sentencing an offender, all of these things are variations of the three basic tools which that Judge has in criminal court. These are: fines, suspended sentences and imposed sentences.

A FINE is a monetary sanction against an ... continue reading

Utah Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

In order to keep driving privileges in a Utah DUI case, you must prevail both before the court and the Driver License Division (DLD) separately. The Driver License Division (DLD) will grant you an opportunity for a civil administrative hearing, upon receiving a written request within 10 calendar days of ... continue reading

Texas Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) manages offenders in state prisons, state jails, and private correctional facilities that contract with TDCJ. The agency also provides funding and certain oversight of community supervision (previously known as adult probation) and is responsible for the supervision of offenders released from prison on ... continue reading

Tennessee Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

The Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole is committed to a partnership with the citizens of Tennessee in promoting public safety. The Board (BOPP) is an independent State Commission with seven members appointed by the Governor. An incumbent Governor fills vacancies as they occur; member terms being for six years. ... continue reading

South Dakota Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

For one of every 150 miles driven in South Dakota in 1999, a person with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC).10 sat behind the wheel. An estimated total of 7,120 crashes in South Dakota involved alcohol which killed 65 and injured an estimated 2,500 people.

South Dakota already has many ... continue reading

South Carolina Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Probation provides basic community supervision to offenders receiving a suspended sentence from the Court. Probation is a judicial act of grace or clemency that allows a person convicted of a crime to avoid imprisonment. Based on South Carolina probation laws, offenders are classified based on their need for services and ... continue reading

Rhode Island Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

The Division of Rehabilitative Services is committed to the meaningful reintegration of offenders into the community. Program areas within this Division can be categorized into two distinct sections: institutional or community corrections. Institutional corrections include programming offered to the offender during incarceration, such as health services, education, substance abuse counseling, ... continue reading

Pennsylvania Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

The Adult Probation and Parole Department supervises those convicted offenders who have been placed on probation by the Court. Probation is a sentencing alternative that allows the offender to remain in the community under the supervision of a Probation Officer subject to conditions deemed appropriate by the Court.

Probation, ... continue reading

Oregon Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

According to Oregon probation laws, the Court may place the defendant on probation, which shall be subject to the following GENERAL CONDITIONS unless specifically deleted by the Court:

Pay supervision fees, fines, restitution or other fees ordered by the Court as per Oregon probation laws. Not use or possess ... continue reading

Oklahoma Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

If an offender requests to reside out of state, an investigation request will be forwarded to the Interstate Compact Office within 7 calendar days of that offender’s request as per Oklahoma probation laws. The receiving state shall be given the opportunity to investigate the proposed plan prior to the offender ... continue reading

Ohio Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Probation is a court-imposed sanction that “releases a convicted offender into the community under a conditional suspended sentence.” This practice assumes that most offenders are not dangerous and will respond well to treatment. In fact, the average probationer is a first time and/or non-violent offender who, it is believed, will ... continue reading

North Dakota Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Since July of 1989, it has been a goal of the North Dakota Parole and Probation division to put in place a structure and support staff that will assure a comprehensive program of community corrections for ND. All the professional staff play a key role in accomplishing this goal. A ... continue reading

North Carolina Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

In 1993, in response to overcrowded prisons and discrepancies between the sentences required by statute and the length of sentences actually being served, the North Carolina General Assembly adopted a new sentencing policy as part of North Carolina probation laws. This policy, the Structured Sentencing Act (SSA) changes sentencing laws ... continue reading

New York Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

When the court determines that a person is eligible for a probation sentence under New York probation laws and the defendant (who has been convicted by plea or by trial) agrees, the court may adjourn the sentencing for up to one year from the date of conviction and place a ... continue reading

New Mexico Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Mission of the Probation Department is to protect society, advise judicial officers, and assist offenders. This is done by following specific New Mexico probation laws that lead to:

Interacting with law enforcement Enforcing court conditions Supervising offenders and defendants Recommending sentences Interpreting sentencing guidelines ... continue reading

New Jersey Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

The role of probation is to promote the welfare and safety of our children, families, and communities in New Jersey by enforcing court orders, supervising offenders, monitoring behavior, and intervening to produce positive outcomes.

The Probation Division, as stated in New Jersey probation laws, is an integral part of ... continue reading

New Hampshire Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

The Probation Office is the investigative arm of the U.S. Courts and is charged with the responsibility to assist the U.S. Court in the impartial administration of justice through the investigation and supervision of individuals charged with and convicted of federal crimes. The U.S. Probation Office covers the entire State ... continue reading

Nevada Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

The primary mission of the Department of Public Safety Division of Parole and Probation (Division) is to protect the community and to reduce crime. The Division is very unique in that it accomplishes its mission through two distinct strategies: (1) Traditional law enforcement, such as sanctioning offender noncompliance and misconduct, ... continue reading

Nebraska Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

The terms probation and parole are often mistakenly used interchangeably. These two concepts should not be confused with one another as both are distinct terms with different meanings.

Probation, which is administered by the judicial branch due to Nebraska probation laws, refers to a convicted offender serving his/her sentence ... continue reading

Montana Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Montana probation laws state that the District Courts will administer juvenile probation services. Juvenile probation officers serve under the District Court judges and are hired by the District Court judge. Effective July 1, 2002, the Montana Supreme Court assumed jurisdiction over District Courts, including probation offices. The state Supreme Court ... continue reading

Missouri Probation Laws

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
Posted by Diane

As a result of the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996, one section of the Missouri probation laws, all payments for special assessment, fines and restitution are receipted by the U.S. District Court clerk’s office. The applicable interest rates, penalties, etc. are based on the offense date and the applicable ... continue reading

Mississippi Probation Laws

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
Posted by Diane

The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Community Corrections Division is responsible for protecting public safety through the supervision of probationers and parolees in the community. In addition, Mississippi probations laws state that Community Corrections is responsible for all residents in the restitution centers and inmates in the community work centers, ... continue reading

Minnesota Probation Laws

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
Posted by Diane

Minnesota probation laws are somewhat unusual in how they provide probation services in comparison to the rest of the United States. Every county, under Minnesota probation laws, has the option of choosing one of three probation systems.

1. This system is also known as the County Probation Officer system ... continue reading

Iowa Labor Laws

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
Posted by Maya

Whether you are an employer or an employee, you owe it to yourself to be familiar with the labor laws in your area. In some states, federal laws set by the US Department of Labor are the only laws governing labor, and in other states, the state government has legislated ... continue reading