Supervising Community Sentences
Community sentences have been proven to be both punishing and effective in reducing crime and this makes them much more appropriate for some offences. 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.
Find out more about how we supervise offenders with community sentences.
Supervising Offenders in Prison
A probation offender manager will manage an offender throughout the duration of their sentence, regardless of whether it is served in custody or the community.
Find out more about how we supervise offenders in prison.
Supervising Prolific and Priority Offenders
The Prolific and Priority Offenders (PPO) scheme is a partnership between probation, police, local councils and other community organisations targeting the most prolific offenders.
Find out more about how we supervise prolific and priority offenders.
Integrated Offender Management
Intergrated Offender Management (IOM) is the term we use to describe a multi-agency approach to tackling persistent offenders who commit a lot of crime, causing damage and nuisance to communities.
Find out more about Integrated Offender Management.
How do we assess risk?
The Probation and Prison Services across the country use a system called the Offender Assessment System (OASys) for assessing the risks and needs of an offender.
Find out more about how we assess risk and protect the public.