The preparation of investigative reports is one of the major duties of community youth probation officers. This course was designed to provide specific knowledge and skills relating to the legislative and policy requirements in the preparation of a number of youth reports, including medical/psychiatric reports, pre-sentence reports, progress reports, and other reports (continuation of custody reports and community assessments). To distinguish between each type of report, this course is broken down into separate modules. Emphasis is placed on the process for investigating and preparing these reports as they relate to the role and responsibilities of community youth probation officers. This course is only available to Ministry of Children and Family Development employees, as identified in their Youth Probation Training Plan.