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Volunteers in Probation

Volunteers in Probation

Several models of Volunteers in Probation (VIP) currently operate within the court system, including the traditional VIP Program, in which an adult probationer is matched one-on-one with a specially trained volunteer who agrees to spend at least an hour and a half weekly with the probationer providing support and guidance. A Volunteer in Probation usually accepts the case for the duration of the juvenile's probation term, or an average of one year. The goals of this program include: to help prevent future offenses; to provide probationers in the justice system with the positive influence of a caring, stable adult (supplementing the work of paid professional staff); and to actively engage the community in the work of the courts. All prospective volunteers must submit to careful screening, initial certification training, continuing in-service training and ongoing supervision.