Probation Officers Advisory Group

The U.S. Probation Officer Advisory Group (POAG) is established by the United States Sentencing Commission (Commission) to assist the Commission in carrying out its statutory responsibilities under the Sentencing Reform Act, 28 U.S.C. § 994(o), and to represent U.S. Probation Officers (USPOs) in the area of sentencing.

POAG reports its observations on the operation of the sentencing guidelines, any proposed amendments, and other sentencing issues as well as provides feedback and disseminates information regarding sentencing issues to United States probation officers.




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