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Top 30 Parole Officer Interview Questions

Question 1 of 33
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement to date?
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Question 2 of 33
What honors have you received in your life?
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"I have had a lot of fun receiving honors in my life and professional career so far! While receiving my education, I developed a reputation in the debate club and received many honors. I have been awarded certificates of honors for investigative casework done in criminal court work and have been recognized by communities for positive transition rates of previous serving criminals into the community."
Answer example, "I have had a lot of fun receiving honors in my life and professional career so far! While receiving my education, I developed a reputation in the debate club and received many honors. I have been awarded certificates of honors for investigative casework done in criminal court work and have been recognized by communities for positive transition rates of previous serving criminals into the community."
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Question 3 of 33
Tell me about your experience in your internship?
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"While interning at ABC Facility, I worked with a Parole Officer who I consider to be a great mentor to this day. She taught me how to follow best practices in assessing the personal needs of adult offenders and in determining treatment plans in a way that I could not have learned in a book. This internship taught me how to work as a team member, share knowledge and skills, accept, adapt, offer and respond to coaching on performance and skill development needs."
Answer example, "While interning at ABC Facility, I worked with a Parole Officer who I consider to be a great mentor to this day. She taught me how to follow best practices in assessing the personal needs of adult offenders and in determining treatment plans in a way that I could not have learned in a book. This internship taught me how to work as a team member, share knowledge and skills, accept, adapt, offer and respond to coaching on performance and skill development needs."
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Question 4 of 33
Do you have a specialized area?
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"One of the areas of my work that I like to specialize in and want to continue to develop is the dynamics, impact, and effects of addiction. It is very rewarding to work through recovery with clients, victims, and families."
Answer example, "One of the areas of my work that I like to specialize in and want to continue to develop is the dynamics, impact, and effects of addiction. It is very rewarding to work through recovery with clients, victims, and families."
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Question 5 of 33
Give me three examples of what would make you leave this job?
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Question 6 of 33
How would you rate your education?
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Question 7 of 33
What did you learn about being a Parole Officer in college?
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Question 8 of 33
Have you completed any volunteer work in a juvenile facility?
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Question 9 of 33
What do you know about the position?
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Question 10 of 33
What kind of writing have you done?
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Question 11 of 33
How will you handle dealing with heavily convicted criminals?
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Question 12 of 33
What have you done to improve your communication skills?
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Question 13 of 33
Why do you want to be a Parole Officer?
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Question 14 of 33
What do you have to offer that your competition in this position cannot?
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Question 15 of 33
What would you most like to accomplish if you had this job?
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Question 16 of 33
You must appear in court and speak in front of a judge, what experience do you have speaking in front of a group?
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Question 17 of 33
You will be in constant communication with our criminals, what type of experience do you have communicating with this class of people?
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Question 18 of 33
How well do you multi-task?
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Question 19 of 33
Which is more important to you, money or satisfaction?
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Question 20 of 33
What was the most valuable thing you learned in your internship?
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Question 21 of 33
Did you take any psychology courses in college?
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Question 22 of 33
Do you think there should be education in prison to reduce prisoners from returning? Why?
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Question 23 of 33
What skills do you have that will benefit our agency?
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Question 24 of 33
Have you ever been convicted of a crime?
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Question 25 of 33
What kind of preparation did you do for this interview?
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Question 26 of 33
How generous of a person are you? Give me some examples?
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Question 27 of 33
What do you know about our law enforcement agency?
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Question 28 of 33
How do you deal with stressful situations?
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Question 29 of 33
Do you speak a second language fluently?
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Question 30 of 33
In what areas do you typically have the least amount of patience at work?
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Question 31 of 33
Do you have any role models?
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Question 32 of 33
Will you help those with minor crimes get back on their feet?
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Question 33 of 33
What was your most difficult decision in the last six months?
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Question 1 of 33
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement to date?
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1.
My greatest achievement to date has been my Masster's paper in which I am currently working on. Once it is completed, it will be my greatest achievement of my educational career.
2.
Helping people that I assist come from have nothing to get back to been able to be self sufficient again.
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My greatest achievement to date is having the ability to have a successful home with 7 children while being in the Army.
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I don't believe that any one moment sticks out in my mind. Everything I have done, successfully or not, has provided me with an experience and knowledge that has brought me to where I am today and I have an annoying tendency to always be proud of who and where I am.
5.
Graduating from college is my greatest achievement.
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My greatest achievements are getting my children to graduate and entering college at the age of 34.
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My greatest achievement is gratuating college and finding a job that I like in the field.
8.
My greatest achievement to date is the successful leadership of over 50 Soldiers during the course of three combat tours with out loss of life.
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My greatest achievement to date would have to be becoming a mother, no other experience can relate.
10.
Being successful in the Field of Selling Real Estate.
11.
My greatest achievement that I have worked so hard for the last 3 years is working on my Masters in Criminal Justice/Corrections and graduated with honors.
12.
Remaining with the same employer for fourteen years.
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Graduating college with honors. By far.
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Keeping up with my education and having a family at the same time.
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Becoming a dad a seeing my son marrying and purchasing a home and finishing college. Now he is becoming a dad himself!
Question 2 of 33
What honors have you received in your life?
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I have been award the president honor roll in college and I have been awarded for excelence and delication to my job.
2.
I have received honors for my grades in high school, college, and my master's program.
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Athelete of the year us army.
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I have received my BS and my Masters Degree in criminal justice working full time and a single parent.
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Bachelor of Science, Master of Science Degrees. Certification for completion of Training as a Corrections Officer. Certificates for Volunteer work in the Community Involvement Group composed of prisoners presenting a responsible behavior plan inside the facility to juvenile probationers, and with a community status inmate at a Juvenile Detention Center. Other certificates in Victim-Witness Programs.
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I received the Army Achievement Medal for providing the 47th combat support hospital with a system to track and maintain all incoming and current personnel the resources they need in order to be combat ready. Ive been recognized for my volunteer services in the community as well as in the military receiving coins from the medical command as well as awards.
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I recived numorous of award for my atheltis in highschools and college.Also for my academics through out college.
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I was recognized for my performance and given an increase in pay as a result.
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Thanks to the Army I have received many honors ranging from a Bronze Star Award to receiving a outstanding leadership award. In the academic arena I made the deans list and was invited to join a leadership fraternity.
10.
Becoming a parole officer what would inspired you when you began your studies in the criminal justice.
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I have received a degree in forensic psychology and criminal justice.
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I have learned the hard way to mind my business, without judging who people are and what they do. I am more troubled by the lack of space being provided for the truth to unfold. Humans cannot seem to wait for or honor the truth. Instead, we make it up based on who we believe people should or should not be.
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The last two tat I specifically remember are Navy Achievement Medals for work done at my local unit.
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In grade school I received a first place aware for forensics.
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Honors at school. Honors for breaking a school record, and homnored for becoming the new team sports sales leader.
Question 3 of 33
Tell me about your experience in your internship?
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I worked in child protective department working directly with case manager that had to go in home and take kids from the mother or father. I learned how to do casenotes assesments and etc.
2.
I worked in the criminal court clerks office assisting the public with public records information as well as filing jackets in the criminal courts clerks office.
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No Internship. I have six and a half years experience in a prison and community corrections setting. I began as a Corrections Officer, also a Counselor, and Probation and Parole Officer.
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I shadowed law enforcement, assisted in operations, photographed and collected evidence, wrote up reports, edited documents, took information from informants.
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I believe hands on experience with education helped me to understand offenders.
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I worked in the criminal court clerks office assisting the public with public records information as well as filing jackets in the criminal courts clerks office.
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I have not had a internship but I do have 15 years of corrections experience where I have worked with offenders classified minimum, medium, and maximum. I have also worked with offenders that are mentally ill, have cognitive disorders, and personality disorders.
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I have never been an intern.
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I have dealt with preparation and planning of offenders reenter the community.
10.
Couldnt ask for better training ground.
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I worked at a residential facility for young women that were homeless and were coming out of the foster care system. I thought the young women were motivated to make changes in their life and better their chances of success with the right support and encouragement from the staff.
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It was memorable. Working with a murder crime, and learining just how important communication is between the many different agencies is amasing.
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Never had any internship in paroles.
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Unfortunately, I was unable to attend internship.
15.
I never had an internship.
Question 4 of 33
Do you have a specialized area?
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Yes when I work with juevilles that got suspended from school and they had to come to a day program I enjoyed it because you got the chance to meet with trouble youth and find out why they are acting so bad in school.
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Investigation, Writing, Individual counseling to include crisis intervention and conflict resolution. Documentation.
3.
I do not have a specialized area but I love helping people get back on thier feet and get them the resources they need to succeed in life.
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My school was focused more on the prison system and how it operates. But I have no documented specialized area.
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I specialize in customer service. Helping people is my biggest interest and passion.
6.
No, I do not have a specialized area as I try to be a well rounded individual.
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I feel that I specialize in time management and working under stress.
8.
I like to work in Science, especially in Micro Chemistry to find the Tricks of Nature to get our Body going through Life healthy as possible.
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I like think that I specialize in corrections because of my previous work background.
10.
My area of specialty is knowing what resources and programs are in the Milwaukee area and knowing how to access them.
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I would like to be a specialist in Computer Forensic during my tenure.
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Majority of my siblings are convicts so when it comes to helping them I know I can reach out and help others of the same nature. I love to help people regardless of what there circumstances are.
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Not currently. However, I intend to receive my license to become a Certified Addictions Counselor.
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My minor is Corrections, so the bulk of my courses for my major pertained to Corrections side of Criminal Justice.
Question 5 of 33
Give me three examples of what would make you leave this job?
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Work alongside dishonest people. Promotion outside of this job. And any family related issues that might arise.
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1. I could not handle the everyday stresses2. I was so sick that I could not continue to work on a daily basis.3. Changing my career.
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Became diabled and could not continue to work in this profession, dishonest employees, and emergency family issues.
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The inablility to recieve continuing training. The inability to further my career and be promoted with in.Lack of recognition for accomplishments.
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Promotion, retirement and death.
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A promotion, illness, or being disable would be the only reason I would leave this job.
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Family serious illness, being disabled and lazy people.
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If I became disable, not a chance to advance and working along dishonest people.
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The co-workers If protocal is not being handled properly if my life becomes in danger to many times because of my job.
10.
Being in a military life style comrader means alot to me with the people I work with. Also equality and respect with out these traits in the work environment I would not be motivated to spend time in the office.
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Became diabled and could not continue to work in this profession, dishonest employees, and emergency family issues.
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A promotion within the agency, retirement or an emergency family or health situation.
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Three examples of what could make me leave this job would be a better opportunity as in the opportunity to promote within the organization, the development of an unsafe work environment due to offenders being allowed to threaten staff, and reaching a point in my life that I realize that I am no longer able to perform the job effectively.
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You just never know what they gonna ask you, just think before you answer.
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Promotional, management, work load.
Question 6 of 33
How would you rate your education?
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My education is consists of physical Security training, Law Enforcement, a bachelors in a Wood Science and Organic Chemistry, and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and the Administration of Security.
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I have had a great education. I learned a lot in my bachelor degree program from Central Michigan University. All of my professors were very knowledgeable. However, my Master's degree program has proven to truely aid me. Not only was there a greater focus on Criminal Justice, but also stastical information which I encounter daily.
3.
My education is invaluable. I put a great deal of effort toward my education and as a result, I was prepared to enter my profession with both knowledge and understanding of the Criminal Justice system as well as governmentatl structure of society. I've also gained a greater understanding of how human being react in different situations.
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It has been good. I went graduated from Rutgers University, with a Bachelors Degree.
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My education was online. I had to have the self discipline to complete my training. The level of training that I received from the accredited college was rated as a tier 2 college from the military. The standard of wirk expected during my college experience was high. If you failed to complete a task you failed the course. Deadlines were provided and unlimited resources as well.
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I would rate my education among the best. It's not always the teaching but what you chose to learn and apply for the education that was provided.
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Great because I gain knowledge that helped me understand an offender behavior.
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My education is consists of physical Security training, Law Enforcement, a bachelors in a Wood Science and Organic Chemistry, and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and the Administration of Security.
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There is no value to the knowledge that I have acquired. I continue to self educate myself and attend professional growth and development workshop to further develop my persons.
10.
Excellent. I am proud to say that I graduated with Honors from Case Western University. My instructors were knowledgeable and prepared me to be confident in my career choice.
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Very valuable. I learned many skills from by bachelor degree at Fresno State. A hug part of my success at any jobs comes from my education.
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I would rate it a 8 I think I went to a great school with great instructors and I think I received my full advantage in education for undergrad. A 10 for grad because I think I am learning a lot more concrete information.
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My education has been very useful for this chosen field. Many of my profs were frontline workers and teaching from their own work ethics and experiences while educating us on the different theories to explain many of the situations that occur and types of people we will come into contact with.
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I received my Bachelors in criminal justice(Homeland Security) from the University of Mississippi. There, Many of my professors were retired state Law enforcement Directors, Wardens, District Attorneys, senior agents, and military personal. All of whom, had many years of experience in conjunction with a vast education career. The education I received there went above other college course and curriculum.
Question 7 of 33
What did you learn about being a Parole Officer in college?
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In college I was required to complete an internship of 300 hours in the field of my choice. I knew my goal was to be a probation officer and I did a summer internship at the 24th District Court. College did not prepare me for this career, but experience in the job field did.
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I learned that Probation Officers work with the offender to make sure they stay on a straight and narrow path. To keep the offenders from reoffending.
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A little bit in criminal justice.
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I learned that probation, opposed to parole, involved supervision of offenders that have yet to be incarcerated and are often carrying out some sort of community service.
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There can be probation officers on the county, city, state or federal level. Unlike parole officers they are supervising offenders that have not yet served a term of incarceration and are often monitored passively as they execute some sort of mandate like community service.
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That probation officers have the difficult task of attempting to help the offenders stay out of prison and get the help they need to remain upstanding citizens while having the safety of the community at the forefront of their mind, all while upholding policies based on multiple schools of thought.
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Being a Probation officer you help people over come doing their bad choices and help them get back on the right road to success.
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I learned that there are several levels of supervision and different types of supervision and the types of crimes that are directed to probation in lieu of going to prison.
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In college I learned that probation officers can help change the life of a person on probation/parole because he/she shows the person that he/she can return to society and live a productive life by showing the offender that success is a possibilty. Probation officer and law enforcement work together in the succestion of recidivism.
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I have never attended Probation officer college, but did take courses to become a Probation officer.
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That their work can be very rewarding, but having a 1000% turnaround rate is nearly impossible.
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Origin bases and application.
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I was never a probation officer in college.
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I typically learned that a parole officer supervises offenders who have been released from prison after serving part of their sentence. A probation officer supervises those who are sentenced to serve probation instead of being incarcerated.
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I was never a probation officer in college.
Question 8 of 33
Have you completed any volunteer work in a juvenile facility?
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No I have never in a juvenile facility.
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No I have never completed any volunteer work in a juvenile facility.
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I have not completed any work in the facility. I have volunteered to work with homeless shelters and attempt to pick up teens off the streets that are homelss. Thus allowing them to leave the streets and seek shelter.
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I worked with jueveniles for five years in a drug abuse program.
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Yes, I volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club of America whenever I can. I believe that improving the community starts with the children and creating those pro-social bonds with them gives them a positive network of people to be influenced by.
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No, but I do volunteer a lot with the Boys Scouts and I began my Corrections Career at Racine Youthful Correctional Facility giving me experience with the young offender.
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I have not completed any volunteer work in a juvenile facilty but I have read case studies on work completed.
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I helped out for Years in a weekly youth meeting for which were are suffering from serious physical, emotional and social deficits.
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I have no volunteer work in a juvenile facility.
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No I have not, my internship was working with young women from age 18 to 21.
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No, not in a juvenile facility.
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No but I work in a behavioral health facility with children up to 6 to 21 years.
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Worked twenty one years in a juvenile facility.
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No I have not, but I have done volunteer work at the Salvation Army in town.
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I have not completed any volunteer work at a juvenile facility.
Question 9 of 33
What do you know about the position?
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I now theat you will be dealing with convicted felon on a face to face basic. Making sure that they follow the oder of the court.
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The Position is for a Probation Agent. The Probation officer is responsible for conducting pre-sentence interviews and alcohol assessments while also preparing them for the Judge. The Officer will also be responsible for a case load of persons placed on probation and monitoring them.
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I know that they are the oversee of the offendant that has been realesed from prison.
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Over see the offendent while in the community.
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That this postion requires a person that can be able to multi task and that can be able to schedle meetings with the couts clients and for on.
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I know that this job requires supervision of a caseload of prisoners released on parole. I know the supervision level varies based on court, parole board, or parole officer assessment. Factors include seriousness of offense r(violent nature), history of alcohol or drug abuse, existence or lack of familial, or positive social supports.
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That you counsel offender in the community.
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I will learn to counsel inmates on the parole process and help them to prepare viable home plans and secure employment.
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This position requires constant supervision of offenders.Also one must be aware of a person social environment.
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To supervise offenders before and after incarceration. To transition them back into society.
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That the job requires excellent communication and writing skills. It requires working with dangerouse crinmals.
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I know a few things but plan to gain more information with experience.
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The main goal is to enhance public safety and improving the quality of the community as it relates to supervising those who do not obey the law.
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I view this position as a great opportunity to assist offenders in succeeding in life and a chance for me to improve myself as a person.
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I know that protecting and serving is the main objective. Also supervising any offender that is released from prison early and making sure they get out of tge criminal justice system.
Question 10 of 33
What kind of writing have you done?
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I have done a great deal of writing over my college and master's degree career. I also have writen many letters and memorandums in my current position.
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Nothing professional. Only papers in college.
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I was a psychology major so 20 page papers were a regular thing in my college career. Outside of school I have not had any publications or anything.
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Letters, Papers, Briefs, Memoranda, Progress Reports, Parole Reports, Furlough Reports, Treatment Plans. Inmate Grievance investigation written responses. Procedures.
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I've documented as well as created Standard Operating procedure manuals. I have also written incdent reports while employed at the Sheriffs dept.
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I wrote at least one major paper for each course taken in college including a final on the flaws of the correctional system in the state of California. Professionally my writing is limited to daily, evidence and incident reports written through PolicePak during my internship.
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I've done numerous types of writing from pass down, briefing, report, incidents, and memorandum.
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Crime reports at current employment and college papers.
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I have written research papers, taken a written exam in order to graduate.
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The majority of my writing experience has been for reports for work. I have written mission debriefs, mission operational orders, offender conduct reports, and incident reports.
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I have written creative essays and in depth research papers.
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In graduate school I wrote papers on if recidivism works for offenders, contigency plans of prevention for businesses to prevent security risks, and evaluation of crime scenes.
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I believe writing is something you express through words instead of actions. Writing is like a magical way of putting together your thoughts. I have gone through many obstacles in my writing but that has never let me down. I have done many different styles of writing in many different classes.
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Hand-written and computer writing skills..
15.
Information for docymentation.
Question 11 of 33
How will you handle dealing with heavily convicted criminals?
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I would be very professional and firm. I would let them know that you are required to do these things in order to keep from going to jail and if you dont do them then thats where you will be. If you want change then you must do the things that are required of you to change.
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In a professional manor, I would apply the policy and procedural.
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Very well because I deal with them everyday from either my full time job or either my part time job I have no problem.
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I maintain my composure, correct unacceptable behavior (if possible in an attitude of composure, as a last resort I will use a disciplinary procedure. Above all I will honor confidentiality except when the safety of others is an issue.
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Professional and firm.
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I wouldn't restrict myself to behaving any one particular way. If their offenses are violent or sexual in nature I will be more on edge when visiting their home. If they are career criminals I will be less forgiving and understanding than those with only one offense, since they have been lying a lot longer than I will have been a parole officer.
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I will be professional at all times and stay firm. I will follow policy and procedures.
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Let them know that it is of paramount importance to be of good character after prison so as not to go back to prison.
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I would approach them like difficult clients that I have previously worked with set boundaries and limitations to make the situation workable.
10.
I will cool and calm while dealing with convicted criminals. I would explain the rules and regulations set forth by the court.
11.
Get them into some programs to help them out based on their situation.
12.
I feel as though if I show them respect then there should be no problem.
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I am kind hearted and tough at the same time, I mean business and will not be taken for granted.
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By speaking to the and learning who they are in-order to know them you have to understand them through studying them.
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I would be very professional and firm. I would let them know that you are required to do these things in order to keep from going to jail and if you dont do them then thats where you will be. If you want change then you must do the things that are required of you to change.
Question 12 of 33
What have you done to improve your communication skills?
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When receiving the part time probation officer position in the 27th District Court, this greatly improved my communication skills. By speaking with defendants and attorneys on a daily basis, as well as speaking to the Judge in the courtroom.
2.
I have worked jobs that require me to intervene with individuals therefore I have to talk, write or have some form of communication with them.
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Working with the public every day while i'm doing my job talking to people I think thats a way I have been impoving my communication skills.
4.
By writing and using the dictionary.
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I have done many things requiring oral and written communication skills from undergraduate, and graduate required presentation to experience speaking on inmates behalves before a Parole Examiner, Classification Committee, and Inmate/Staff Grievance Committees. I have also investigated and written responses to inmate grievances, parole reports, furlough reports, and other crucial case management documents.
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Traning in EPB, Healing enviroment, Thinking for a change.
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Reading on my free time and working in a prison environment have improved my communication skills.
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I took extra writing and speech courses in college and interacted more with customers at current employment.
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My current employee allows me to interact with new people everyday.
10.
I have recently gone on a numerous amount of interviews, and when I finished I would ask how my communitive skills are.
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I have done many Q&A to help me with my communcation skills as well as speak with other people in different fields.
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I have taken college course on public speaking also I try to hold intellectual conversations with individual people about current events.
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I have worked jobs that require me to intervene with individuals therefore I have to talk, write or have some form of communication with them.
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Frequent and constant verbal communication with clients, potential clients, staff and affiliates. Participating in seminars and being the affirmed spokes person, conducting parent and staff trainings to a group of people further develops my confidence in public speaking.
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I have improved my communication skills through a combination of academic work, speech therapy, and working in career fields that require communication skills giving me practical experience.
Question 13 of 33
Why do you want to be a Parole Officer?
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I feel I can help the individuals that offend and break the laws. Sometimes they just need someone to hear them out and sometimes they belong behind bars. A parole officer should be able to separate the two.
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To enhance the well being of others, and to help the imates adapt to a normal life after prison. Help them find jobs and connect them to services in their community.
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I want to help offender transition back into the community.
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This would provide me the opportunity to put my education to work as well as increase my experience with law enforcement.
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To give back to the community and provide services to offenders that will allow them to be successful.
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I want a career that I can enjoy and be challenged with one in which I want to retire from knowing that I have improved someones life and enswured the safety of citizens. I want a career that I can master and excel in. Being a Parole officer can be so rewarding the greatest reward is knowing that you Ive respected everyone and the case provided and ensuring that I was fair and consice.
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Its great job and great opportunity for me. I like to work with people and advice them.
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Parole work encompasses three major factors for me. My fascination with the justice system, hence my degree; my empathetic nature that truly wants to help people going through a personal crisis, hence my current job; and finally becoming a parole officer gives you the authority and control to stand by your decisions. I don't think any job can be fully satisfying when your actions cannot reflect your morals.
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The job encompasses my fascination with the criminal justice system, while still allowing me to explore the more understanding and compassionate side of my nature. I enjoy the work I do now for that very reason, but unlike working for a specific bleeding heart mission, parole officers are allotted some authority that allows them to defend themselves from being taken advantage of. I believe all three aspects would compliment each other nicely and allow every day on the job to be different from the last.
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I have always been attracted to the criminal justice system, but particularly the side of it that can take an active role in trying to help offenders avoid a life in corrections.
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To help offenders return back to the community with the intensions of not committing a criminal act.
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I enjoy working with individuals and trying to offer them a chance to better themselves by giving them skills needed to make proper judgement.
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The joy of helping a client have a successful transition back in society.
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Because I love being on the adminstrative side of Criminal Justice.
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I feel as though I can help people want to improve themselves.
Question 14 of 33
What do you have to offer that your competition in this position cannot?
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I bring cultural diversity, vison and working relationship with other.
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13 years work experience in the clerical pool of a Houston based parole office. I served as acting clerical supervisor of eight clerical staff members, scheduled investigations of parolees prior to their release from the institutions. I also assisted by assigning out addresses of potential inmates being released from the various institutions.
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I have three years experience as a correctional officer where I had to deal with offenders everyday. I have five years customer service experience working with various companies such as Wal-mart, Wal-greens, and Fry's electronics.
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I have about 7 years of education in the Criminal Justice field and almost 5 years in Court Experience. Although only two of these years were in the probation field, I have worked in every aspect of the district court and know it's function. I am sincerely invested in probation and know this is will be my forever job.
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I am very educated and willing to go the extra mile to ensure the safety of the citizens.
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I am reliable and a hard worker and a team player and don't mind going that extra mile to help a client of co worker.
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I bring the total package for this job, knowledge, expereince and most importanly people skills.
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Education and working with all types of offenders.For example, offenders who are mentally ill or persons with anger issues.
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I have patience and diligence to offer. I am a vast learner and enjoy a challenge. I have excellent people skills and can establish a positive rapport with most clients through communication and consistency.
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I can offer an employee who is a hard worker, fast learner, and excellent people skills.
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Skills, abilities to my job and knowledge of what I had study to get this job.
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I bring to wellingness to and the didication to trive. I want to accomplish all of my goals.
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My skills, abilities, and knowledge in the Criminal Justice System.
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I have a passion and desire to work with those in and out the system and a drive to help make an impact on someone.
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What I have to offer is that I am very reliable, responsible, and trustworthy.
Question 15 of 33
What would you most like to accomplish if you had this job?
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Controle of the offendant.
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I would like to be a major factor in an increase in the retention rate of offenders in the community and working class.
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Reduce recidivism rates.
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Id like to accomplish providing enough resources to an ofender in order for them to succed. Id like to see a life be forever changed for the better.
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I would like to be a major factor in an increase in the retention rate of offenders in the community and working class.
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To assist offender in finding stable housing and medical care.
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To give offenders right resources to make a difference in their lives.
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I would like to stop or reduce offenders from repeating a crime.
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Turning an offender into a successful citizen with an education.
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Helping parolees to get and education or job to stop recicivism.
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I would like to help make the community a safer environment.
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What I would like to accomplish is helping others and being able to see if they have changed.
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Be able to accomplish the satisfaction of helping other people.
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I would love to show people that there are better things in society other than being locked in a cage.
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The ablility to make a impact on someone, the ability to grow and advance within the company.
Question 16 of 33
You must appear in court and speak in front of a judge, what experience do you have speaking in front of a group?
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I have spoken in front of my chruch during Friends and Family Day about a month ago. I also took communication classes in college where for assignments, we have to speak in front the class.
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I have had to speak to a group through-out my entire college career. I also have had experience speaking in the courtroom in front of the Judge on probation violations.
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When I have to teach teen groups at church, at at work when I have to do differnt workshops with the women with children.
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Alot because I have to give presentations at my current job now.
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Well I spoke in front of groups during my college years and I had the chance o take Communcation and Public Speaking.
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I am very confident of speaking in front of others. As to my experience I have taken a course in public speaking, I have made presentations throughout my school career. I was a trainer at my current job. I would teach multiple new hires over a 4 day period. I have also served as a juror if you are interested in court experience.
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I have spoken in front of groups numerous times in my undergraduate and graduate training. I have served as a Co-Facilitator in a Chemical Dependency Program. I have advocated for my Client before the Institutional Classification Committee, Parole Examiner, and Disciplinary Hearing Officer.
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I have the general experience of speaking to a classroom that one gets in college, which could be rounded to about 30 presentations to a group. I also conduct tours and orientations to small groups, as part as my current position.
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I have spoken in front of groups in college and in front of a judge.
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I took speech communication in college and talked in front of a group.
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I took communication in college which allowed me to speak in front of people.
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I have a lot of experience speaking in groups because I had to do many public speaking activites in classes I have had.
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I was saluditorian of my class and the class president of my high school class.
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I am able to perform the assigned duties. I love making publice announcements.
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Very much comfortable with speaking to groupss in public. I have taught classes to groups of junior employess and with senior employees.
Question 17 of 33
You will be in constant communication with our criminals, what type of experience do you have communicating with this class of people?
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I have worked with criminals, ex-comabattans, and child soldiers of all beahavior. I have learned the way the think and act. I have also acqured the knowledge and skills in the areas of criminal justice, security and law enforcement.
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I have work with criminal for over forteen year in the caribbean, I arrest them, ihelp those how need help to by point the right direction for them.
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I have almost 5 years of experience in the Court system. During this time I was a clerk and probation Officer. I have spoken with individuals who appear for court or probation on a daily basis. I have great communication skills with everyone I encounter.
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Ive worked for the depart of corr for 4 yrs. 2 yrs in maximum security. I do this everyday.
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Evidence base practive inmpleming in a healing enviroment.
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I was a non-credit intern with the Office of Adult Probation and I have experience working in community corrections as an intervention specialist and case manager. I also was assigned to work as the gender responsive case manager within a specialty unit of Adult Probation and have connected offenders with the community based resources needed based on their risk levels and top need areas.
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Minimal. My internship was with ABC Law Enforcement and there were very few arrests.I do come in contact with all types of people in my current job, but I would not say they all belong to a certain class.
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I have over 8 years of experience in the prison environment.
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Coming from a lower class family, I can relate to the struggles that they are going through and what not.
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Most of my family are criminals. I deal with all the time. Be nice at all times unless otherwise.
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I have only communicated with the criminals with in my family.
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I have worked with criminals, ex-comabattans, and child soldiers of all beahavior. I have learned the way the think and act. I have also acqured the knowledge and skills in the areas of criminal justice, security and law enforcement.
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I have no experience communicating with prisoners, however I will remain professional and firm at all times.
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As a Correctional Sergeant I have worked with offenders in a one on one basis for the last 15 years.
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I have not had the opportunity to work within the field yet this is why I am looking forward to the associate position so that I can gain the experience. I have spoken with people that are in prison and inquired if probation/parole works.
Question 18 of 33
How well do you multi-task?
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I multi task very well.
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I am a very good muti task being that I like to have everything organized at all times.
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I multi task very well. I am able to learn quickly.
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After I learn the work I must do in a New Position, I am capable of multi-tasking well.
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I put things in priority and once I complete the important part of the task, I move to next one. I work until the work is done.
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Well.. Good a njuggling multiply task.
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I multi task well by putting whats important first.
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I multi task very well, I can do multiple things at once and not make errors.
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I put things in priority and once I complete the important part of the task, I move to next one. I work until the work is done.
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I have learned to thrive in complex stressful environments by multi tasking and being able to quickly prioritize work.
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Very well, while in the US Navy I was frequently in a position where I had many things to do at once. If these things would not be done simultanisly I would priortise them in order of importance based on my experience and training.
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I can work on multiple tasks at once, I generally prioritize tasks.
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I find that I multitask far better than I single task. When I tackle one problem at a time, I tend to dwell on the solution, while when I have multiple things to accomplish, I am able to focus on the most accurate solution right away.
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Extremely well, Through work, I am forced to do so every day./
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I am a very organized person who is known to produce quality results whilst meeting deadlines. All the jobs I have been involved in have different aspects which need to be dealt with at the same time and this, I have done excellently over the years.
Question 19 of 33
Which is more important to you, money or satisfaction?
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You have to say satisfaction on this question. Then I would continue answering the question explaining why helping others and making sure others do not violate there parole.
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Definitely satisfaction. If money was more important to me, I would be in a different field of work.
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Satisfaction because money will come and go but satifaction will always be with you.
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I would have to say satisfaction. If working for the money is my motivation for doing my job, then I may quit at any time because I have no passion for what I'm doing. If the pay changes (decreases) then I may no longer be interested in the job. If I'm satisfied, I'm doing something that I enjoy doing and look for ways to improve in what I'm doing.
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Satisfaction. Anyone who enters this career field thinking they will get rich is making a huge mistake.
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Satisfaction is more important than money. I'm successful when I am doing something that I love and helping others. You can make all the money in the world and be miserable with what you do and it can consume every aspect of your life. Id rather do what I love and am good at.
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I feel like satisfaction is most important. If you are not satisfied with a situation the the money is not going to matter you will always.
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Satisfaction. Knowing that I made a difference in a persons life is very satisfying and rewarding.
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Satisfaction is more important if it was for money this is not the job for me.
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Satisfaction would be more important to because the joy of helping other is a rewarding factor.
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Statisfaction, I feel that satisfaction brings money.
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Satisfaction is more important than money because I like to do jobs that I am passionate about.
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Definitely satisfaction. If money was more important to me, I would be in a different field of work.
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Money. Money brings satisfaction with less stress from bills and the ability to have financial stabilitt.
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Satisfactions of course! My teachers all told me that it takes special people to be in this field, and it is not about the money, its about satisfaction.
Question 20 of 33
What was the most valuable thing you learned in your internship?
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I have how to work with criminal and understand the way they think.
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You always have to treat people with the up most respect.
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Treat people with the same kind of respect you would want someone to give to you.
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I learn to cooperate with others.
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The importance of detail.
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The importance of detail.
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I learned that some people are willing to receive help, while others are not. As a parole officer it is importatnt to distinguish between the two.
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How to communication with offenders.
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That people are depending upon you to get it right and not drop the ball. So always do your best because they're not always second chances.
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What I learned in my internship is to be very compassionate, and very reliable.
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That people are expecting you to get it right. They are coming to you because they need your help.
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You always have to treat people with the up most respect.
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Treat every individual like a human being and with diginity.
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The functions of the probation officer and the role of a probation officer.
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I did not have an internship. However, I have over 5 years experience working in the human services field. Developing community relationships and services to those families in need. I have experience a variety of diverse backgrounds and being able to meet the needs of those that lack resources to do so themselves.
Question 21 of 33
Did you take any psychology courses in college?
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Yes I have taken a few in college.
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Yes I have and I pass with an A.
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Yes, I took a minimum of 12 credit hours on a semester basis.
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Yes I had one psychology course in college.
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Yes, which helped me to learn different behaviors.
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Yes I have. Courses such as Maladaptive Functioning and Intro to Psychology have given me a greater understanding into the issues of the mental health field.
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Only one. It was required in the program I was in.
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I took several psychology courses in college as well as a few training courses that were focused on psychological issues.
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Yes, I have had introduction to psychology, psychology, and forensic psychology.
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I took quite a few psychology courses in college. I learned a lot about theories and how the brain operates.
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Throughout college I took several college classes. Psychology of the Family, Psychology and Crime, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Developmental Psychology.
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I took philosophy of the human mind. Which, to me, was far better than a psychology course. Anyone can learn to understand when someone has bipolar and what it does to their minds. This course looked closer than a diagnosis. It questioned what it is to be a human being and how the mind and body work together to make a person who they are. A large focus was put on people with severe mental illnesses and how they live daily with it. I have personal experience with people who have bipolar, mental retardation and autism. Real life experience cannot be compared to a class.
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Yes, I took an introductory course to psychology and I also took developmental psychology.
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Yes I finished 2 Semester in Psychology and two Semester in Human Resources.
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Forensic Psychology, Psychology 101,
Question 22 of 33
Do you think there should be education in prison to reduce prisoners from returning? Why?
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YES. It is my belief that many of the persons in prison are severely lacking education and work experience. Educating prisoners in both of these aspects will help them when returning and becoming successful members of society.
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Yes, because education gives people knowledge.
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Education (provided it offers up to date applications upon release) is crucial to the prisoners self-esteem, sense of accomplishment, and without it (unless they have a previous skill few will find employment.
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I do believe that there should be education programs in prisons and/or jail because some inmates do not have the resources out in society so thats when they get in trouble. Giving them continuing education can prevent them from coming back to prison.
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Yes, if offenders do not have the skills necessary to compete in this global economy without educations and supports, they will only return to a life of crime.
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Yes.. Perhaps if they had a better education the could find a good job and turn away from crime.
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Yes.. Perhaps if they had a better education the could find a good job and turn away from crime.
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Yes, education can open many doors for an offender. It also allows the offender to excel and creats a desire to do the right thing. I feel that a certain self confidence comes with having an education.
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Of course. I realize there are always budget and staffing issues, but if an inmate is willing to have the foresight and put forth the effort to get an education than we should try to do all we can to prepare them for life on the outside. They will already have an incredibly difficult task of trying to find legal work with a criminal record, but without basic grammar and writing skills it would be almost impossible for them to not violate their parole.
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Of course providing an education would help decrease recidivism. Offenders who have been in prison for most of their adult lives have no real-life experience and cannot possibly be prepared for a life on the outside, much less a job.
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Yes, education helps reduce offenders from repeating crimes and welcome them back into society.
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Yes, most prisoner lack formal education and as a result there is need for proper education in and outside prison for a positive change in behavioral attitudes towards the society.
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Yes, education help individuals to make better chooses.
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Yes, I think with education comes the ability to understand there is more to life then crime.
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I think there should be education in prison to provide the inmates with information that they can use to better themselves once and if they are mainstreamed back into the community.
Question 23 of 33
What skills do you have that will benefit our agency?
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I have wide knoweledge of law enforcement and I have been working with criminal for the pass fourteen years. I also bring culture diversity to you agengy.
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I will bring twenty two years of law enforcement experience to your agency. The skills I would bring are time managment, organization, good listening and commnication skills.
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I can work without a supervisor standing over me, I am a go getter and I have people skills.
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The skills that I will bring to the table are leadership, the stamina to get thte job done and the endurance to pull through.
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Working with a case load of offenders.
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My ablility is easy gettig along.
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Able to think clearly in a high stress situation, able to work independently, organized, leadership skills, time management, able to work in a diverse enviornment. Finding solutions.
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My Criminal Justice degree and my attention to detail.
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I am a hardworking team player that believes in honesty and integrity in order to carry out the tasks and goals of the agency. I have a great understanding for the rules of this agency and I believe that my wit and accountability to carrying out the task will benefit your agency.
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I am a hard worker who believes in giving 100 percent effort in any task given. I am an independent worker and also a team player who gets along with others with ease. I follow through on projects through completion and manage my time well. I am flexible and able to adapt to changing environments or situations.
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I have excellent communication skills, the ability to work with little or no supervision, an understanding of cultural diversity, and a dedication to maintaining my own personal sense of integrity.
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What are the job functions of a parole officer?
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What traits are needed by good law enforcement officers?
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I am a highly qualified knowledgeable individual with five years of correctional officer experience, I am looking to support the company by utilizing my professional background skills.I am a motivator, fast learner, I am a great listener and have great communication skills.
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Case Management Skills and working with offenders daily.
Question 24 of 33
Have you ever been convicted of a crime?
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Yes. It was a class a misdemeanor for selling tabacco to a minor in 2005.
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No. I have never been convicted of any crime.
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No. I have never been convicted of any crime.
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Yes, as a juvenile and a couple in early adulthood.
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No, never. I am and always will be a law abiding citizen.
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NO I have never been convicted of a crime I abide by the law.
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No, I have not been convicted of a crime. I am a law abiding citizen.
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No, never. I will and always be a law abiding citizen.
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No, I am and will always be a law abiding citizen.
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No. I have never been convicted of any crime. I follow the law on a day to day basis.
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No I never been convicted of any criminal offenses.
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No. I have tried very hard to stay away from touble.
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The only violations that I have been convicted of are traffic violations amounting to 3 speeding tickets, two seat belt violations, and a failure to maintain control of my vehicle.
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Yes, I was convicted of driving without a license and driving after revocation. These offenses were over twenty years ago and I currently have a clean driving record.
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No. But I do have one traffic ticket, which is a moving violation.
Question 25 of 33
What kind of preparation did you do for this interview?
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I have read up on duty of a parole officer.
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I have read on the duties of a parole officer and the duties of the Texas parole board.
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I research the job description of a parole officer.
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I have read the job requirements, and spoke with others in the field about why they have chosen this line of work.
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I have reviewed the parole officer job description and researched other aspects of the position online.
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Review the requirements of the job.. Info about the agency.
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I visited the public safety website and viewed the disqualifying factors, watched multiple interviews with parole officers about their day-to-day on the job, and searched through law enforcement/corrections forums to get a less formal and personal take on the job.
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I research information pertaining to parole and probation.
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I read the duties of a probation / parole officer.
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I research the job duties and requirements in education for the job.
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I researched the company and wrote down questions I wanted to ask.
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I have read about the company through web services and I have also visited the agency to speak with a few individuals about the atmosphere.
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I visited the public safety website and viewed the disqualifying factors, watched multiple interviews with parole officers about their day-to-day on the job, and searched through law enforcement/corrections forums to get a less formal and personal take on the job.
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Role play, read some examples of behavioural interviewing style, s, I completeted a mock interview that I found on the net.
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Reviewed the job description and the agencies history.
Question 26 of 33
How generous of a person are you? Give me some examples?
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I give to charity, I help other employees with their work, and I love workiong with the community.
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I am somewhat of a generous person, I help others when they need the help but I dont concider my self generous when I follow the rules of my job.
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I am generous to a certain extent. I will listen to what you have to say but at the same time I will be taking mental and physical notes. I will not let anyone run over me, if you are wrong then you should be punished and not rewarded.
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I am a generous person. For six years at McDonalds I was a person that did not receive complaints oly compliments from customers.
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To a certain extent.
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I try to help others who seek help but at the same time I believe in policy and procedures. For example, I have knowledge of a con artist games.
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I am a generous person. I will listen to a client while listening to the client.
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Very generous. I treat my friends and family to dinner or events. I buy the less fortunate food or give them money to help out.
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I am generous to a certain extent. I will listen to what you have to say but at the same time I will be taking mental and physical notes. I will not let anyone run over me, if you are wrong then you should be punished and not rewarded.
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I can be generous in particular situations. I am giving to those that are willing to help themselves. Everyone needs to be accountable for themselves and if they fail to use the resources provided then they will have to suffer the consequences of their actions.
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I am generous, but I will not be taken advantage of. If I start to feel taken advantage of, I will back off a bit and try to explain to a person all that I am doing is for their benefit.
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I consider myself to be very generous. I donate to the susan g komen foundation. I help take care of my mother and grnadmother with monthly bills. I buy items for others without expecting anything in return. I surprise family and friends with unexpected gifts.
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I left my Wife the Moey for a Car which was in both our Names, I let her hav what she wants from our Home without fussing. I want to leave without a Sword and messed up Family. I give my grand Son 5000 dollar in a Money Market Account for him in 20 Years to grow.
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I am very generous. I enjoy giving back so much that I volunteer with the Augusta chapter of the American Red Cross and serve my country proudly in the Navy.
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I have little to give money but my time is available after hours.
Question 27 of 33
What do you know about our law enforcement agency?
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I know that the parole division supervises offenders that have been released early from their prison sentence. I know that offenders are supervised at max, med and min supervision. I know that parole is a second chance for offenders.
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I training in undergraduate and graduate school for a career in this field. I completed mandatory and available skill increasing training when possible.
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This is a state regulated agency that provides safety and security for citizens and parolees. Provides parolees the resources necessary to be a productive member of the State. The state provides many benefits for all employees across the board and hires based on a merit system.
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I know the overall mission of your department is to improve the lives of its citizens by reducing crime and enhancing public safety. Prevent. Protect. Prepare.The three divisions are juvenile justice, adult correction and law enforcement.
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The overall mission is to improve the life of North Carolinians by reducing crime and enhancing public safety.
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I believe Parole officers supervises offenders who have been released early from prison, which can be from maximum to minimum securiy.
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Some offenders have gotten off of probation early because they completed what they were asked and some have gone back to incarceration because they violated their own stipulations.
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I know about the laws and how everything goes by the book.
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I know that protecting and serving is the main objective.
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That you guys have one of the higher ranked educational.
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I know the overall mission of your department is to improve the lives of its citizens by reducing crime and enhancing public safety. Prevent. Protect. Prepare.The three divisions are juvenile justice, adult correction and law enforcement.
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I know bernie, I know where community corrections is headed, I know the office and its location etc.
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That you strive to protect society and provide minimum to maximum security for offenders of the law while providing resources for rehabilitation.
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I did some research to get the background of your company.
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I know that the parole offer and option to finish their prison term by integrating them back into society.
Question 28 of 33
How do you deal with stressful situations?
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I try to remain as calm and rational as posssible because if I'm not calm, then the situation can get out of hand and mistakes are made.
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I am very good at dealing with stressful situations. My main goal is to focus on what needs to be done and setting aside the time, regardless of how long it takes, to get the task done.
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I take a break and relax.
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I use relaxation techniaues later, my adrenaline lets me do whatever is necessary in the situation. If particularly difficult, I talk to a Supervisor, or someone else, in order to critique my handling of the situation. I make time to exercise.
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I try to remain calm and rationale because if not then the situation can become out of hand and thats when mistakes are made.
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Head on. If there is an immediate situation or emergency that needs addressing there isn't any hesitation on my part and I fell that I function on auto-pilot. On the other hand I am a worrier. If there is something, like a presentation or a court hearing or an interview I definitely stress about it. Now how I handle it is by researching the hell out of whatever it is. Even a doctors appointment, I will study just shy of nursing license before asking a single question.
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Sort out what is priority and what can wait; tackle the hardest first.
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Tell me about you military experience.
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I take a deep breathe and remain calm so I can focus on whats important.
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I will remain calm and put all the problems behind me so as not to make mistakes.
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When dealing with stressful situations I try to weigh out my pros and cons and break the stress down so that it is manageable. I also enjoy reading, listening to musing and spending time with family. If I am at work I will talk with my supervisor and seek advice or help if overwhelmed or not understanding.
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I stay calm and rational as possible. Then I assess the situation and do whatever is necessary to overcome the problem in a professional way.
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Take a minute think because if you act to fast one can make mistakes.
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I deal with the situation by remaining calm and rational and analyzing the situation. Situation can take a turn for th.
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I deal with the situation by remaining calm and rational and analyzing the situation. Situation can take a turn for th.
Question 29 of 33
Do you speak a second language fluently?
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I speak English, no other language beside.
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Yes, I speak Spanish and Latin fluently.
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Not at this time. I would like to learn spanish..
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I speak English and Yoruba language very fluently.
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French just as fluently as english, my reading writting and talking skills are very good.
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No not at the moment but I want to learn another one.
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No, not at the moment. However, if given the opportunity to do so, I would not be opposed to learning one.
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I only speak English but have took a few classes in Spanish.
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German 100 percent, Spanish a few phrases and Words. I want to learn Spanish.
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I speak English, Spanish, and burly starting to learn French.
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No I do not, but I have thought about learning to speak Spanish.
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Unfortunately I do not speak another Language.
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Currently, no. But I intend to learn Spanish.
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Not fluently, but I know some words or phases in several languages.
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I can understand it but I am font motivated to learn it again.
Question 30 of 33
In what areas do you typically have the least amount of patience at work?
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I try to have patience all the time because rushing can lead to mistakes.
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I generally have a lot of patience in the workplace, Because if you rush through things you will make mistakes.
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Complaining with out a reasonable solution to the problem you are complaining about.
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I try to have patience all the time because rushing can lead to mistakes.
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I have great patience. I like to take my time to do things to prevent errors. I always want my work to be efficient and effective and rushing leaves room for mistakes.
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I try to have patience all the time because if you rush it could lead to mistakes.
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The area I would I typically have the least amount of patience in is, when people give you the "run around".
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With annoying, loud and lying Fakers. I hate Deceivers and sneaky People.
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I have patience period! I do not think there is any least amount of patience at work, because I do not show it publicly. I believe that every person shows their patience differently accordingly to their body language. If it shows, then you are not equipped for this job.
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Co-workers that are not a team player.
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Dealing with others mistakes.
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The paperwork and the Bureaucracy.
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The least amount of patience that I have at work is being lied too.
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Insubordination and lazy work.
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Disorganization. That is probably my biggest pet peeve.
Question 31 of 33
Do you have any role models?
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Yes, I would answer by saying a role model in my life, which is usually the President.
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Yes my uncle Odell. He is a detective for the San Anotonio Police Department.
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Yes my mentor from high school.
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My Mother, a former Warden, and a former Operations Officer and Human Resources Officer, and my Mother who worked in correctins for 37 years retiring twice.
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I have many role models. I can say my grandmother had a great influence on my life. She was a fighter, always strong and independent. I strive to uphold her values as well as mimic her strength.
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Shaft was always a hero of mine when I was little. I don't think it was until my senior year of high school that I stopped saying I wanted to be a black cop when I grew up.
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My supervisors at my current workplace or other coworkers who have accomplished goals.
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Yes, my mother who was an hard worker and never gave up.
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Yes, my brother he is a probation and parole officer for almost twelve years.
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Yes, My grandfather who raised me, he was a Lawyer.
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Yes. My role models would be my mother who taught us to never give up on dreams and to further our education. My other role model is my son who is a U.S. Army soldier whom I respect his perseverance in the military.
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Yes my mother because she havent been there for me in my life she always been there.
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Yes. My mother is my role model. She is my role model because she has always been very successful and everything I know is because of her.
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Yes, my childs father was a ploice officer and the commissioner of Fairmount Heights.
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Yes my mother is my role model, growing up she was my mother and father and was a very strong determined woman. I watched her work hard to provide for me and my siblings and never complain nor let us see her struggle. My mother was a hard working woman.
Question 32 of 33
Will you help those with minor crimes get back on their feet?
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Yes I believe in rehablitation and given people a second chance to make a differrent but I also believe they must prove that they want this opertunity.
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I find myself to be a very caring and helpful person. My main focus of probation is to help these individuals who are first time offenders or offenders who commit minor crimes to get past their mistakes and learn from them.
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Yes. I believe that rehabilitation rather than incarceration in some cases is sometimes a better approach.
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It depends upon several factors: there intention to establish a law abiding life, willingness to change social acquaitances that were negative such as gangs, other drug or alcohol users, and negative family relationships to people more likely to positively influence their lives. It also depends on the existence or lack of education, marketable skills (not in areas likely to lead them back to crime), and willingness to do something about the weaknesses.
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Yes this is the critical point between an habitual offender and a one hit wonder.
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I will help any person who is willing to help themselves.
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Yes I will try to find what resources are needed to help.
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Yes, the is the responsibility of a parole/probation to help those make a successful transition.
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Yes that is my full intention with being a parole officer.
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I will always help anyone who has the option to get back and fix their life.
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I will provide them with the support and guidance needed to be successful. I will continue to follow-up and provide them with feedback.
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I will help offenders regardless of their crime by giving them the resources to overcome the difficulties of being a convicted felon.
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Yes but also give them an opportunity to make their life better and stay away from crime.
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Absolutely! If I was not interested in becoming a Parole Officer, then it would not matter. It does not matter if I am a Parole Officer or not, I would certainly help those get back on their feet and provide some resources for them to go to.
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As much as my position allows me to.
Question 33 of 33
What was your most difficult decision in the last six months?
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Reporting one of my worker to my boss.
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My most difficult decision in the past six months was deciding whether or not to apply for a job that is out of the field I was working in. I was nervous to take a position that would hinder my experience in probation, but further my court knowledge.
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I am looking into further training that will enhance skills to be offered a job in my chosen field.
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To enroll in a master degree programme, relating to my job in order to advance my career.
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To try and convince my son that he did not need to get married.
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Where to reside and seek employment after my discharge from the US Army.
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Whether to return to school and accumulate more debt or keep fighting the good fight.
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Not accepting a job from the workforce that was matched to me because of my education. I wanted work that was related to parole or probation.
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The most difficult decisionthe last six months was to decide to make a slight career change.
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The most difficult decision I made in the last six months was whether or not I should move from my current employment to a new one.
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The most important decision was to turn in an employee in to my employer for stealing time.
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I have my own place im in school I have a good job.
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Deciding if I wanted to leave my restaurant job this upcoming June.
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Seperating my self from people that I enjoy being around, in order to be around people that have goals similar to mine.
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My most difficult decision in the last six months was deciding wheather or not to live on my own or away from my family.

About Parole Officer

December 12th, 2014

Parole officers and probation officers play a role in criminal justice systems by supervising offenders who have been released from incarceration and, often, in recommending sentencing in courts of law.

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