In this section you will find information about the work we do with offenders and victims.
You can find out about The Community Order and the requirements that courts can impose to offenders as part of a Community Order.
Probation also supervises offenders who have been sentenced to more than 12 months in prison. Probation staff stay in touch with the offenders in prison and ensure they carry out any work to address their offending. They then manage them on licence when they are released from prison. Most of those sent to prison serve half of their sentence in prison and half on licence in the community. Being on licence means that offenders must report regularly to Probation and also comply with a variety of conditions determined by each licence.
All of Probation's work originates from the courts, from the writing of reports to the management of offenders after sentence.
We work closely with other agencies, such as the police and prison service, to assess and manage the risks that some offenders pose to the public. We also manage Approved Premises (hostels) that offer a high level of supervision in order to protect the public from those who pose the most serious risk of harm.
We also Work with Victims of Crime, those people who are the victims of offenders sentenced to 12 months or more for a sexual or violent offence or the victims of domestic violence offences.