The Probation Service is an agency within the Department of Justice. 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.
Five of our partner Community Based Organisations are co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020
Percentage of women on caseload
Percentage of under 18 year olds on caseload
of offenders on Probation Supervision did not re-offend within a 3 year period
Probation Supervision is less than 10% the cost of prison