The Indiana Probation Standards require that all probation officers complete at least 12 hours of continuing education credit annually (Standard 2.3). The chief probation officer and the supervising judge shall approve all course content eligible to comply with the twelve-hour requirement. All Judicial Conference sponsored educational conferences and meetings shall be given credit, as well as any other training approved by the probation officer’s supervising judge.
The commentary to Standard 2.3 recognizes the importance of continuing education, stating that “no one employed in probation should neglect the ongoing need to keep abreast of current knowledge in the disciplines related to his/her probation responsibilities.”
In addition to educational sessions offered by the Indiana Judicial Center, a probation officer can meet his/her training responsibilities by attending sessions offered by the Probation Officers Professional Association of Indiana (POPAI), national organizations such as the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) and the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), as well as other Indiana probation departments. A list of probation departments that open their in-house trainings to outside probation officers is listed below.
Judicial Center Trainings
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Access information about training sponsored by the Probation Officers Professional Association of Indiana.
Access information about training sponsored by the American Probation and Parole Association.
Access information about training sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections.
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