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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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14.  After Article 14 insert—

Duties of probation officers

14A.  It shall be the duty of probation officers—

(a)to supervise the persons placed under their supervision and to advise, assist and befriend those persons;

(b)to enquire in accordance with any direction of the court into the circumstances or home surroundings of any person with a view to assisting the court in determining the most suitable method of dealing with him; and

(c)to perform such other duties as may be prescribed or imposed by or under any statutory provision or as the Probation Board may direct..

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