In case anyone was wondering…

This week is Annual Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week.

And it’s vaguely related to Chicago (okay, Cook County) in the sense that Chicago has the world’s oldest Juvenile Court, and it employees roughly 400 probation officers.

2 Comments so far

  1. Alana (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 12:04 pm

    So roughly how many people are on probation in the Chicago at this moment?


  2. Marty Gleason (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 4:07 pm

    Hm. I don’t know how many adults (individuals who are charged with a crime from the age of 17 in Illinois) are on probation, but I can guess at the number of juveniles on probation (that’s where I work). If there are approximately 400 Probation officers with active case loads, and the average case load is 16, then there would be 6,400 kids on probation in cook county at any one given time.

    I can get more accurate numbers tomorrow.

    However, there are approximately 550 juveniles in detention–that’s juvenile court jail.



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