A former troubled teen who had a strong adult friend to provide guidance and wants to do the same for other teens in need. With a background in behavioural science and criminal justice, can speak to them honestly, listen earnestly and treat them fairly without being taken advantage of. It takes one to know one.
Empathy without weakness
Able to deal with large case load
Interpersonal relationship building
Strong communication skills
Firm but fair
July 2009 to September 2014 The Allen House Residential Facility Â– London Juvenile Probation Officer
Reviewed police report when a child was apprehended by law enforcement, and made recommendations, including the critical decision whether to detain the child or release them to a parent or guardian.
Made referrals, where appropriate, to community-based services like substance abuse programmes, family court, GED classes, community service restitution and victim services programmes.
During regular visits to the facility, monitored living conditions to ensure safe and clean environment.
Prepared behaviour and incident reports.
October 2001 to June 2009 Hamilton County Juvenile Court Â– Hamilton CA Juvenile Probation Officer
Met with probationers to assess their status and to ensure their understanding of the terms of their probation.
Provided counselling and referral to assistance programmes.
Transported juveniles between detention centers, schools and medical institutions.
Maintained records of probationers’ status and activities.
June 2000 to September 2001 Manchester Juvenile Detention Center Â– London Juvenile Probation Officer Internship
Performed oversight of juvenile intakes, including visual body search, health screening, personal inventory and fingerprinting.
Prepared and processed court documents.
Gathered information in advance of court and school expulsion hearings and made recommendations when necessary.
Of all the assigned juvenile probation officers, maintained the lowest recidivism rate.
2001 University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice with a minor in Behavioural Science