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What is the difference between probation and parole?
Any juvenile or adult offender that is committed to a state institution such as the California Youth Authority or state prison will be released on parole. They will be supervised by state parole officials and the Probation Department will have no jurisdiction over their case with respect to supervision. Offenders that are placed on probation may be supervised by the Probation Department, or may be on conditional release/summay probation. With respect to conditional release/summary probation cases, individuals are on probation directly to the court and are not supervised by the probation office. All juvenile offenders that are placed on probation are supervised by the probation department.