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and the division of labor amongst juvenile probation officers in states like Connecticut. The United
States has much to learn from Japanese probation officers, both professional and volunteer, and
would benefit from a renewed focus on rehabilitation, even if that means introducing a dose of the
parens patriae character of early juvenile justice. These two countries have a common history and
a platform for dialogue, and now is the time to use it.