(730 ILCS 110/12)
(from Ch. 38, par. 204-4)
The duties of probation officers shall be:
(1) To investigate as required by Section 5-3-1 of the "Unified Code
of Corrections", approved July 26, 1972, as amended, the case of
any person to be placed on probation. Full opportunity shall be afforded
a probation officer to confer with the person under investigation when
such person is in custody.
(2) To notify the court of any previous conviction for crime or
previous probation of any defendant invoking the provisions of this Act.
(3) All reports and notifications required in this Act to be made by
probation officers shall be in writing and shall be filed by the clerk
in the respective cases.
(4) To preserve complete and accurate records of cases investigated,
including a description of the person investigated, the action of the
court with respect to his case and his probation, the subsequent history
of such person, if he becomes a probationer, during the continuance of
his probation, which records shall be open to inspection by any judge or
by any probation officer pursuant to order of court, but shall not be a
public record, and its contents shall not be divulged otherwise than as
above provided, except upon order of court.
(5) To take charge of and watch over all persons placed on probation
under such regulations and for such terms as may be prescribed by the
court, and giving to each probationer full instructions as to the terms
of his release upon probation and requiring from him such periodical
reports as shall keep the officer informed as to his conduct.
(6) To develop and operate programs of reasonable public or community
for any persons ordered by the court to perform public or community
service, providing, however,
that no probation officer or any employee of a probation office acting in
the course of his official duties shall be liable for any tortious acts
of any person performing public or community service except for wilful
misconduct or gross negligence on the
part of the probation officer or employee.
(7) When any person on probation removes from the county where his
offense was committed, it shall be the duty of the officer under whose
care he was placed to report the facts to the probation officer in the
county to which the probationer has removed; and it shall thereupon
become the duty of such probation officer to take charge of and watch
over said probationer the same as if the case originated in that county;
and for that purpose he shall have the same power and authority over
said probationer as if he had been originally placed in said officer's
charge; and such officer shall be required to report in writing every 6
months, or more frequently upon request the results of his supervision
to the probation officer in whose
charge the said probationer was originally placed by the court.
(8) To authorize travel permits to individuals under their supervision
unless otherwise ordered by the court.
(9) To perform such other duties as are provided for in this act or
by rules of court and such incidental duties as may be implied from
those expressly required.
(10) To send written notification to a public housing agency if a person
on probation for a felony who is under the supervision of the probation officer
informs the probation officer that he or she has resided, resides, or will
reside at an address that is a housing facility owned, managed, operated, or
leased by that public housing agency.
(11) If a person on probation for a felony offense who is under the supervision of the probation officer becomes a resident of a facility licensed or regulated by the Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Public Aid, or Illinois Department of Human Services, the probation officer shall within 3 days of the person becoming a resident, notify the licensing or regulating Department and licensed or regulated facility and shall provide the licensed or regulated facility and licensing or regulating Department with copies of the following:
(b) any applicable probation orders and corresponding