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Surrey & Sussex Probation Trust is a criminal justice agency which manages some 8,000 offenders in the community and in prisons. Find out more about how we work with offenders, courts and victims.
This section provides information to offenders who have been sentenced to carry out a Community Order under the supervision of the Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust.
It will try to answer any questions you may have and explain what will be expected of you. See the menu for detailed information about the sentence you have been ordered to complete.
This section may provide useful information for offenders' family and friends.
Unless considered dangerous, offenders sentenced to 12 months or more in prison will be released at the halfway point of the sentence under licence.
If you are in prison we will continue to work with you to help make best use of your time and prepare for your release back into the community.
A community sentence is a tough option. It combines punishment with changing your behaviour and making amends - sometimes directly to the victim of the crime.
If you break the rules without good reason you will receive a warning in the first instance. If you continue to break the rules you will be taken back to court.
Being tagged can make it harder for you to commit further crimes. It can help break your patterns of offending by making you stay at the agreed address.
Offending behaviour programmes are designed to address and challenge the activities and patterns of behaviour that contribute to committing crime.