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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.
Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust is a key law enforcement agency which assists the courts in sentencing offenders and manages those offenders throughout their sentences. We are responsible for:
The purpose of our work with offenders is to punish, help, change and, where necessary, control. The aim of this work is to reduce the risk that offenders will re-offend and thereby to protect the public.
Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust operate a range of successful activities aimed at tackling the root causes of offending.
Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust staff play a vital role in assisting magistrates and judges to decide on the most effective sentences for offenders.
Our Victim Contact Scheme provides an important service for victim's and their families involved in serious crime.
Unpaid Work is intended as a punishment and also as a means by which offenders can make amends to the community for the harm they have caused.
For many offenders, Community Orders are tougher than a prison sentence because they are made to face the consequences of their actions in the community.
We use a system called the Offender Assessment System (OASys) for assessing the risks and needs of an offender.
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