WITH FEW exceptions, probation officers must learn to work with their colleagues in groups before they can hope to do so with their clients. This is the contention of this paper. Further, it suggests that the longcherished autonomy of officers has been the main obstacle to the expected ' growth of group work in the Service. For this reason, the proliferation of group work training courses has had little effect. These arguments derive from my experience in the London Unit of the IMPACT experiment. While casewo…
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