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Noting serious issues faced by probation, Klein faults probation for a single-minded focus on the offender. Instead, it should be recognized that probation’s principal mission is seeing that justice is done, victims are served, and the community is protected. To explain his position, Klein explains why the victim and community should be principal clients of probation services, and why the offender should be probation’s third client. In this context, probation professionals must balance service to the three clients.

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