Role of the Probation Service

It is the role of the Probation Service to help achieve a safer and fairer Ireland by:

Probation Officers become involved in the criminal justice process between the trial and the sentencing phases.

They provide the Judge with a pre-sanction assessment to help him or her decide on an appropriate sentence. Where the Judge decides that a non-custodial sentence involving supervision or community service is appropriate the Probation Service will ensure that the Court Order is implemented.


Further information

The Probation Service Annual Report 2015 was published on 27 June 2016.

Learn more about the Probation Service and its work.