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The Probation Service is an agency within the Department of Justice and Equality. We play an important role in helping to reduce the level of crime and to increase public safety by working with offenders to help change their behaviour and make good the harm done by crime. We are the lead agency in the assessment and management of offenders in our community.

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Táinaiste Frances Fitzgerald publishes Probation Service 2015 Annual Report

  • Jun 27, 2016

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality Ms Frances Fitzgerald TD, publishes the 2015 Annual Report of the Probation Service.

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IASIO Biennial Report 2015

Minister Fitzgerald launches the Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders Biennial Report for 2013 and 2014.

  • Sep 15, 2015

Department of Justice and Equality, maintaining and enhancing community security and promoting a fair society through a range of policies and high quality services.

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The Probation Service in Numbers

9,541

People on Probation Service caseload

3,507

People on Probation type supervision

1,973

People on Community Service

1,262

People on Post Release Community Supervision

Women

Percentage of women on caseload

Young Persons

Percentage of under 18 year olds on caseload

Recidivism

of offenders on Probation Supervision did not re-offend within a 3 year period

Cost of Probation Supervision

Probation Supervision is less than 10% the cost of prison