Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
Probation caseload size has a direct affect on the ability of probation officers to rehabilitate probationers. While Monterey County has seen the number of people on probation grow from just over 2,000 people in 1991 to over 6,000 people in 2000 with only 16 officers to supervise them, Federal Probation has maintained an average of only 60 people and 1 officer over the same ten year period. These numbers show how understaffed the Monterey County Probation Department is and this is verified by their 43 percent probation revocation (failure) rate compared to the Federal Probation Department's 8 percent revocation rate.
Titus, Ian, "How probation caseload size variations affect performance" (2002). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 264.