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Probationer Types and Sticky Situations

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This is a probation training seminar sponsored by CSRA Probation and focused on PO functions in completing their casework and in serving their courts. Probation Officers take about a full year before they really learn their way around. Within that first year they can be bewildered by the defendants they have. Defendants can broadly fit into one of the following types we will be talking about: The Constant Complainer, The "Good" Probationer, The Seducer, and The Angry Probationer. We will close with a short dialogue about Antisocial personalities. This is a training seminar based on Earlene Festervan's work entitled "Survival Guide for New Probation Officers" published by the American Correctional Association in 2000. This is a great field guide to working probation and more about the "How To's" and "Why's" of the PO process than statistics. Please come join us! Be advised, in advance, that anything said can be used for the training process without remuneration.