Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

Authorization for a person to be released into the community, subject to conditions listed in the order.

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms - Legal Aid Program Evaluation, Department of Justice Canada
Jurisdiction: United States United States

Sentencing option in the federal courts. With probation, instead of sending an individual to prison, the court releases the person to the community and orders him or her to complete a period of supervision monitored by a U.S. probation officer and to abide by certain conditions.

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms, United States Courts