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Structure of Probation Service in Poland Magdalena Niewiadomska Ministry of Justice Poland.

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1 Structure of Probation Service in Poland Magdalena Niewiadomska Ministry of Justice Poland

2 1992 Decision of Government Additional Money for 500 new staff Aim –To change model of Probation Service –Base service mostly on professionals

3 1997 New Regulations in Criminal Law Penal Code Code of Proceedings in Criminal Cases Code of execution of penalties

4 2001 Probation Officers Act Changed Structure of Probation Service Position of probation officer in the court

5 HISTORY 1919Probation Officers for juveniles 1929First professional officers for juveniles 1935Minister of Justice ended professional probation officers and replaced by volunteers 1959Professional Officers re-introduced 1965Probation Service for Adults was introduced 1970Changes in the Criminal Law

6 Former structure of Probation Service in Poland

7 QUALIFICATIONS s Polish Citizen No criminal record Full citizen rights University degree not required 1980s University degree required at Masters level

8 Main duties of a Probation Officer Adults –Supervision of offender for 5 years after prison –Supervised release of prisoner released under licence –Community Service –Supervision of Suspended sentence Families –Supervision of juveniles –Pre-trial reports for courts –Supervision of parents

9 Structure of Probation Service in Poland Today

10 Status of Probation Officers Appointed officials Good salary Allowances for working in the field sick-leave for maximum 6 months Requirements: – Polish citizen – Full citizen rights – University degree (Law, Pedagogy, sociology, psychology)

11 Number of Probation Officers

12 Probation Measures for Adults Year By professional73,91280,58194,507 By volunteer181,506198,858206,671 Community Service74,755109,977116,710 Suspended sentence116, ,862167,344 Preparation for Release Temporary Release From custody TOTALS447,725532,674587,763


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