Parole and Probation Officer Stress

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See transcript at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2016/06/parole-probation-officer-stress/

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Parole and Probation Officer Stress focuses on the joys and difficulties of being a parole and probation agent (what we call Community Supervision Officers in Washington, D.C.). Reasons for stress and solutions were examined.

Lorenzo Hopkins, Supervisory Community Supervision Officer  for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) was interviewed. Lorenzo has over twenty years of experience in community corrections. He presented a seminar on the topic at the American Probation and Parole Association conference in Los Angeles.

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  1. I enjoyed the podcast. It opens your eyes on the reality of how stressful the life of a probation and/or parole officer can be. Thanks for putting this together and to Mr. Hopkins for sharing his thoughts.

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