The term probation refers historically to children or young people who were committed by the Children's Court to a period of supervision by the Department. There were various periods of supervision, with discretion being given to the Court and/or to the Department as to what was an appropriate period for this probation to last. It was possible for a child to be placed on probation with parents or other relatives.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 15 December 2011, Last modified: 2 March 2015