What are office visits, home visits and collateral contacts?

These are ways that a probation officer keeps in touch with a probationer and checks up on how they are complying with their terms and conditions. A probation officer must keep in constant contact with each probationer to monitor their behavior and compliance with requirements. They are placed in a supervision status and assigned a risk level based on an assessment that is conducted, and that determines how often they must report to our office to check in with their officer. It also determines how often we perform home visits and how many collateral contacts we conduct to verify they are complying with the court requirements.  

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1. What is probation supervision?
2. How does probation supervision influence law abiding behavior?
3. What are some probation terms and conditions?
4. What are some benefits to defendants on probation supervision?
5. What are some benefits of probation supervision to the community versus incarceration?
6. How does someone get placed on probation supervision?
7. How does Probation Supervision work?
8. What are office visits, home visits and collateral contacts?
9. What do you do during office visits, home visits and collateral contacts?
10. Is probation supervision the same as parole supervision?
11. What can I find out about someone on probation supervision?
12. What is a violation of Probation?
13. What happens during a violation of probation?
14. What types of recommendations can be made for a violation of probation?
15. What are typical lengths of probation supervision?
16. Can a person be released from probation supervision early?
17. Are probation officers the same as police officers?
18. What type of powers or authority do probation officers have?
19. What if my question was not answered here?