Our Values

In delivering on our mission, we are guided by the following core values:

• Crime results in hurt and damage to victims and communities and must be met by an effective sanction,

• Where appropriate, community sanctions are more fitting and effective than custody,

• By engaging effectively with communities, particularly through a restorative justice model to address crime, we can enhance public safety and reduce offending patterns,

• Each person has innate value, dignity and capacity for positive change; and will be treated fairly, openly and with respect,

• As with all members of society, offenders must accept personal responsibility for their behaviour,

• We recognise the importance of accountability, efficiency, effectiveness and value for money in the provision of a quality public service.

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Probation Service, Head Office, Haymarket, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 WT27. Tel: (353) (0)1-8173600

The Probation Service is an Agency of the Department of Justice and Equality