Irish Penal Reform Trust

Probation Service Annual Report 2017

25th June 2018

The Probation Service Annual Report 2017 has been published by Minister Flanagan. 

In 2017, the Probation Service: 

  • Completed over 11,000 Probation Reports and almost 2,500 Community Service Assessments for the courts nationwide
  • Worked with over 15,000 offenders referred to the Probation Service by the courts nationwide
  • Managed 2,200 Community Service Orders, totalling 336,573 hours work, in lieu of 973 years in prison. This equates to over €3 million of unpaid work for the benefit of communities nationwide
  • Worked with almost 3,000 prisoners
  • Worked with 1,446 women offenders, representing 16% of all new court referrals

Statistics on the work of the Probation Service over the period are available from P.49 of the Annual Report 2017.

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