Irish Penal Reform Trust

Probation Service: Annual Report 2011

15th August 2012

The Probation Service Annual Report 2011 was published today.

The report highlights positive developments in terms of increased use of community service as an alternative to custodial sentences: there was a 48% increase in the number of Community Service Orders made in 2011, with over 420,000 hours of meaningful community work being completed in lieu of custodial sentences; 1,035 years would otherwise have been served in prison.

The Probation Service Annual Report 2011 can be accessed here.

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