Civil Probation Law and Legal Definition

A program in some counties in Texas uses probation as a tool to help non custodial parents overcome the barriers that prevent them from supporting their children. People facing incarceration for failure to pay child support are instead offered civil probation.

This probation is civil probation but has many of the same requirements as criminal probation. They report to a probation officer regularly, and work and pay their support. If someone on probation does not comply with the probation requirements, then the probation may be revoked.