Wakefield is a metropolitan district. It is located by the River Calder, on the eastern edge of the Pennines, the urban area is 2,062 hectares (5,100 acres) and has a total population of 315,172.
Wakefield Probation has a budget of Â£2.8 million, 90% of which is spent on staff.
- We have 110 staff
- 80% of staff are female, 20% male
- 80% of staff work directly with offenders, victims or communities
- 20% of staff provide reception, case tracking, recording and systems support
We are also supported by Offender Services staff providing:
- Community Payback
- Activity groups
- Skills 4 Work
- Victim Services
The West Yorkshire Probation Trust Head Office is also based in Wakefield.