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Report Of A Field Practicum At The Department Of Probation Service (Term Paper Sample)

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REPORT OF A FIELD PRACTICUM UNDERTAKEN AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION SERVICE (MINISTRY OF INTERIOR AND CO-ORDINATION OF NATIONAL GOVERNMENT) ONYANGO FAITH AKINYI-E107/0984J/13 (REGULAR STUDENT) OF KARATINA UNIVERSITY SUBMITTED TO: Dr. PAULINE THUKU THE COORDINATOR OF FIELD PRACTICUM DATE…………………..IN COMPLIANCE TO THE UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENT ON THE ATTAINMENT OF UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IN BACHELOR OF ARTS (CRIMINOLOGY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY) SIGNATURE…………………………………………………… DECLARATION I declare that this is my original work and that it has never been presented before by any other person. Therefore it should not be reproduced, published or presented by any person without my consent or the consent of Kisauni probation office. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT In developing this report, which is in line with university standards set for any undergraduate after completion of attachment, considerable involvement and support was received from various actors. Special gratitude goes to the Almighty God for His grace as far as my academic excellence is concerned and particularly for seeing me through my field practicum. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the probation office headquarters. In particular, assistant director probation Mr. Siambe for issuing me a chance to partake my field practicum at Kisauni probation station. The secretary’s effort during the period of securing a chance for my practicum cannot go unmentioned for she was there to give me directives which was an initial step to my field practicum success. In the same breath, I would wish to thank the probation office kisauni under the able leadership of Mrs. Kimoko, the deputy Mrs. Nyong’a, Mr. Asande and the entire staff for their extremely invaluable support and facilitation. It was due to their support and their acceptance that I felt to be part of them and trained for all this period and enjoyed being part of their organization while enjoying the training they diligently offered. Sincere appreciation is extended to the department of Social sciences for having issued me the opportunity for exposure to the practical world so as to sharpen and perfect skills learnt and integrate them to work. Special regards goes to Professor Mwaruvie; dean of school, head of department Dr. Mwenje and coordinator criminology; Miss Tabitha for their relentless input to ensure my supervision and well-being during the placement period. I would also like to acknowledge the commendable initiatives by my family that directly or indirectly affected my field practicum positively. A special note of thanks goes to my mother for her tireless support in finances, moral uprightness and virtually all dimensions of my social well-being not forgetting my sister for the unfailing support anytime I needed it. Finally, I thank my friend Mercy for being there for me and encouraging me not forgetting Loise for her support throughout my practicum period. DEDICATION I dedicate this work to my mother and my sister for their unfailing support financially, emotionally, physically and morally throughout my field practicum period. ABSTRACT This field attachment report submitted to the probation department is designed to cover numerous tasks that is handled by the department and activities undertaken during the practicum period. Chapter one of this report brings to light the departmental mandate, objectives, core values, mission statement, vision, motto and the organizational structure and chart. It also explore the historical background and provides a descriptive presentation of the probation service. Chapter two provides the highlights on the activities carried out by the organization. In this sense, the functions of the organization are discussed in depth, services offered enumerated and descriptive presentation of key departmental programs enlisted. This chapter also examines the challenges faced by the department and how they were surmounted. Chapter three makes a deliberate attempt at discussing the actual work done in the organization, relationship of work done and skills obtained in class, challenges faced during the field practicum, how the challenges were encountered and professional contribution to organizational growth. Chapter four examines lessons learnt in the organization, professional observation of the work environment and gives an elaborate list of recommendations to the department that if implemented would sharpen its operations for its effectiveness. LIST OF ACRONYMS AD Assistant Director DPO District Probation Officer CPO Chief Probation Officer PO Probation officer CSO Community service Orders POR Probation officer’s Report DD Deputy Director DIV Division HC High Court Cap Chapter SAD Senior Assistant Director SPO Senior Probation Officer L.O.K Laws of Kenya TABLE OF CONTENT Declaration….……………………………………………………………………….ii Acknowledgement…………………………………………………………………...iii Dedication…………………………………………………………………………....IV Abstract………………………………………………………………………………v List of Acronyms…………………………………………………………………….vi CHAPTER ONE: KNOWLEDGE OF THE ORGANIZATION 1.1 The probation department……………………………………………………….1 1.2 Historical background of probation service……………………………………..1-2 1.3 Mission…………………………………………………………………………..2 1.4 Vision…………………………………………………………………………....2 1.5 Core values………………………………………………………………………2 1.6 Mandate of the organization……………………………………………………..2 1.7 Motto…………………………………………………………………………….2 1.8 Objectives………………………………………………………………………..3 1.9 Organizational structure………….………………………………………………4-5 1.9.1 Organizational structure………………………………………………........4-5 CHAPTER TWO: ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT BY THE ORGANIZATION 2.1 Functions of the organization…………………………………………………..6-8 2.2 Services provided by the organization……………………………………........9 2.3 Departmental programmes……………………………………………………..9-10 2.3.1 Probation service programme…………………………………………….9 2.3.2 Community service order……………………………………………….9 2.3.3 After care programme…………………………………………………...10 2.4 Challenges faced by the organization………………………………………….10-11 2.5 How the challenges were surmounted…………………………………………11 CHAPTER THREE: PROFFESSIONAL GROWTH 3.1 Actual work done in the organization…………………………………………12 3.2 Relationship of work done with skills acquired in class……………………....12-13 3.3 Challenges faced during field practicum………………………………………13-14 3.4 How challenges were surmounted……………………………………………..14 3.5 Professional contribution to organizational growth…………………………...14-15 CHAPTER FOUR: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 4.1 Lessons learnt in the organization………………………………………….....16 4.2 Professional observation about the work environment……………………….16 4.3 Recommendations to both the university and agency of attachment…………16-17 CONCLUSION…………………………………………………………………...18 REFERENCES…………………………………………………………………...19 CHAPTER ONE 1.1 THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT Probation department is one under the ministry of interior and coordination of national government. The probation service was initially under the Vice President’s office and ministry of Home Affairs. The depar...
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