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Employment: Probation Officers & Correctional Treatment Specialists




Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists held about 93,000 jobs in 2004. Most jobs are in State or local governments. In some States, the State government employs all probation officers and correctional treatment specialists; in other States, local governments are the only employers. In still other States, both levels of government employ these workers. Jobs are more plentiful in urban areas. Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists who work for the Federal Government are employed by the U.S. courts and by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons.