16 family casework, although there seem to be agencies doing this work already. The present concentration of effort on the needs of those whom probation officers were originally appointed to help, does suggest that the priorities here are correct. The school of thought which says that probation officers should not feature in penal policy or are not part of the field of corrections, is ignoring the reality of the situation.A probation officer's role in this part of Canada is as a professional caseworker specia…
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