The Annual Report of the Probation Service for 2010 was published on the 26th of July. The report details the activities of the Probation Service for the year and highlights positive developments in areas such as community service reform and the development of links with community organisations.
A new model of Community Service was implemented by the Service in 2010 and among a range of other reforms, led to a higher number of referrals for community service in Dublin and an extension of the graffiti removal project by Dublin City Council. Same day community service assessment was also piloted at the Criminal Courts in Dublin.
The Probation Service also engaged with Community Based Organisations, providing funding for a range of projects including the refurbishment of the Tivoli Training Centre and development at the Churchfield Community Trust and Garden Café in Cork.
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The report was also discussed in the Seanad Debates on the 26th of July.