The first juvenile court was established in Chicago in Formalization of the intake process is credited to the founders of the Illinois juvenile court. Soon after, 30 states introduced probation as a part of the juvenile court procedure. Today, all states offer both juvenile and adult probation.
History. The concept of probation, from the Latin, probatio, "testing", has historical roots in the practice of judicial reprieve. In English common law, prior to the advent of democratic rule, the courts could temporarily suspend the execution of a sentence to allow a .
“Father of Probation” History of Probation in U.S. Probation is the suspension of a convicted person’s jail or prison sentence, allowing the offender to live in the community under conditions set by the Court and monitored by a probation officer. The Cochise County Adult Probation Department was established in On June 5, , the.