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probation

Medtalk A period during which a health care provider whose practice of medicine was restricted by a licensing or certifying authority or by a hospital's medical staff due to questionable medical judgement, is evaluated to determine if he/she can be allowed an unrestricted license to practice medicine or retain medical staff privileges. See Restriction.

probation

(prō-bā′shŏn)
1. In the criminal justice system, a period of legal oversight of one's behavior after release from incarceration or instead of incarceration after conviction for a crime.
2. A period after an employee is hired during which the employee's on-the-job performance is evaluated. During this time the employee may need to demonstrate his or her suitability for continued work and in many instances may not receive full salary or benefits.
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Picket lines were also set up at Gateshead Probation Office as well as at Teesside Courts Centre and the Middlesbrough Probation Office.
Rosado said that along with just being reminded of his obligations, if there are issues he needs help with, the probation officers are there for him.
WHEREAS, pretrial, probation and parole officers/agents provide both supervision and counseling to offenders and operate to uphold the law and safeguard the public from criminal activity during an offender's transition from incarceration to the community; and
It played a key role in the development of the Wales Reducing Reoffending Strategy 2014-16 which will see Probation working more closely than ever before with Police, prisons and other agencies to tackle the issue.
It appears that probation department will submit a report to the judge, who will decide whether to revoke his probation.
The politicisation of law and order since the late 1970s has been well documented and Canton traces the influence of a punitive strategy on probation policy and practice through the emphasis placed on tough approaches to offending behaviour, such as finding 'credible alternatives to custody' and the 'proper punishment of offenders'.
In response, Harry Fletcher, assistant general secretary of probation service union Napo said: "Napo warned in 2004 that Noms would be a bureaucratic nightmare.
They added that probation staff felt "inadequately trained or supported" to work with sex offenders, particularly those in denial, outside formal programmes.
Each member in one of ten Local Delivery Units will work in probation services across Wales.
The following five themes emerged from the presentations and discussions and relate to changes that are occurring both locally and globally in approaches to probation.
As with the "constructive custody" and "act of grace" theories, the express waiver, or consent theory, is an unsatisfactory basis for justifying probation and parole searches.