Probation officers provide information about a young offender to the Children's Court and supervise the child or young person before and after the hearing, if the court requires it. They were first appointed under sections 30 to 35 of the Children of the State Act 1918.
In the 1950s, the Child Welfare Officers also acted as juvenile probation officers.
Sources used to compile this entry: Social Services Department: report for the year ended 30th June 1960, Social Services Department, Hobart, 1960.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 25 October 2011, Last modified: 5 March 2015