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Probation Officer as a Coach: Building a New Professional Identity

Brian Lovins et al.

This journal article by JSP’s Dr. Brian Lovins provides a framework for conceptualizing the role of probation officers, and challenges those in the field to consider probation officers in a coaching context. The article delves deeper into the rationale behind this paradigm shift and explores the potential benefits of adopting the identity of a coach for probation (and parole) officers. By embracing this alternative perspective, officers have the opportunity to redefine their roles and make more impactful contributions to the lives of those under their supervision.