Section 2 Probation and Parole Supervision

Probation/parole supervision aims to prevent probationers/parolees from repeating offenses or delinquencies and to facilitate their reformation/rehabilitation through leading positive lives in the community. Probation officers as well as volunteer probation officers (private volunteers commissioned by the Minister of Justice) maintain contact with the probationers/parolees through interviews in order to observe their behavior and provide them with any needed instruction and supervision, thus ensure that they follow the conditions for probation/parole supervision. The probation officers and volunteer probation officers also provide the probationers/parolees with guidance and assistance to secure residences and gain employment for them to become self-supporting.

Probationers/parolees include [1] those placed under probation as protective measures in a decision made by a family court (juvenile probationers), [2] those granted discharge on parole from juvenile training schools and placed under parole supervision (juvenile training school parolees), [3] those granted parole from prisons and placed under parole supervision (parolees), [4] those granted suspension of execution of sentence and placed under probation (probationers), and [5] those granted discharge on parole from the women's guidance home and placed under parole supervision(women's guidance homeparolees).