Perceptions of Probation Officers about Juvenile Justice System in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Imran Ahmad Sajid1, Shakeel Ahmed2 & Uzma Ashiq3
Probation services in the juvenile justice system in Pakistan are explored in this study with emphasis on analyzing the various perceptions of probation officers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. A qualitative research design was used and a total of 7 probation officers from 7 administrative divisions were contacted for in-depth interviews, which took place at their offices. Analysis revealed probation officers viewed police, judicial courts, and challenges faced by them were major blocks in helping juvenile offenders. Authors believe lack of effective
liaison between Home Department, judicial courts and the police creates hurdles
for these officers to work which in turn affects success with juveniles in custody.
Keywords: Diversion, Juvenile Justice, Probation, Pakistan, Reformation,