White paper on crime 2014 Part2/Chapter5/Section2
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 them through interviews in order to observe their behavior and provide them with any needed instruction and supervision, thus ensuring they follow the conditions for probation/parole supervision. They also provide them with guidance and assistance to secure residences and gain employment so that they can grow more independent.
Probationers/parolees include  those placed under probation as protective measures in a decision made by a family court (juvenile probationers),  those granted discharge on parole from juvenile training schools and placed under parole supervision (juvenile training school parolees),  those granted parole and placed under parole supervision (parolees),  those granted suspension of execution of sentence and placed on probation (probationers), and  those granted discharge on parole from women's guidance homes and placed under parole supervision (women's guidance home parolees).