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  • Has ANY LEO's experienced this before?

    Just out of curiosity, has any LEO's ever worked as something such as a Juvenile probation officer, or something that dealth with troubled teens (foster home's, etc.) I was thinking about taking a job working as a youth counselor for foster children until I am able to get onto a PD. I was just curious what I could expect? Everyone keeps telling me that it will be harder then it sounds, which I believe, but if any LEO's have any heads up on what to expect that would be great!

    Thanks!

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    I worked as a group leader and unit coordinator at a residential treatment center for 2.5 years during college. PM me if you have some specific questions you want answered.
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      My brother worked as a juvenile hall counselor (i.e.- care taker) before coming onto an adjacent county's sheriff's office. He had great stories! Especially about all the partying the young adult counselors did afterhours at his apartment. I'm still jealous, lol!

      EDJ
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        I worked as as a dorm counselor at a residential home for juveniles during college. We had kids from bad homes and those who were in trouble with the law. I really enjoyed working with the kids.
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          Before Police work, I was a youth counselor for a juvenile detention center. I thought it was a good experience, but it is a very hard job. They used to call us Juvenile Corrections Officers, but aparantly that was too harsh and they decided to start using Youth Counselor. While at the facility I worked with kids ranging in age from 7 (yes 7) to 21, ranging in crimes from sexual assault to robbery etc. There were also a section for children in need of supervision, who were children taken by the state and need to be in a controlled environment. If you have any questions PM me.

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