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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Probation department services

​Working with the judicial system

  • the Probation Service offers support and information to victims of crime
  • probation officers produce reports to assist the courts in sentencing offenders
  • the probation service monitors and works with offenders to reduce re-offending

Working with the courts

  • probation officers prepare written and verbal reports to give the courts an accurate picture of the attitude and behaviour of offenders
  • probation reports assist the courts to decide upon suitable sentencing for offenders
  • the Probation Service prepare almost 600 reports for Jersey Courts a year

Working with victims of crime

  • protecting the public is the priority of the Probation Service
  • the chief probation officer actively assists in the management of the Jersey Victim Support Scheme
  • the Probation Service works in partnership with Jersey’s Child Protection Agencies to safeguard the welfare of young people

 Working with offenders

  • offenders receive one-to-one supervision by probation officers
  • offenders attend programmes that apply to them, including aggression control, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and changing an offender’s attitude to crime.  Programmes of this type have been shown to reduce reoffending
  • in partnership with other agencies, the Probation Service helps offenders get back on track through employment, training and education

Working with the community

  • the Probation Service monitors offenders placed on Community Service Orders
  • this is an alternative to a prison sentence and offenders are required to carry out unpaid work for the community
  • community service saves the public the expense of paying for the offender to be in prison and enables many hours of work to be carried out free of charge
  • community service benefited, among others, St James Street Hostel, States Environmental Services, the Boys Brigade and the Market Garden in St Mary which provides free vegetables for charitable organisations

Working with young offenders

  • the Probation Service provides support to the parishes and the honorary system in dealing with offenders appearing at Parish Hall enquiries
  • voluntary supervision can be provided by probation officers and offers an alternative to expensive court proceedings for young offenders
  • the Probation Service supports measures that allow young people to face the consequences of their actions, without the harmful effects that a criminal conviction would have on their future prospects
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