Information for Offenders and their families
If you have committed a crime and have been to court, you may have been given Community Order; a Suspended Sentence Order or put on licence.
Your sentence might be to punish you, to reduce crime, to change the way you behave and help you stay away from crime, to protect the public, or to make you pay back something to the community or to the victims of your crime.
Your Sentence is made up of one or more ‘requirements’. The Court chooses a requirement or requirements based on the seriousness of your crime and your personal circumstances.
All offenders on probation who are serving a sentence in the community will be allocated an Offender Manager. Offender Managers will encourage you to think about things in your life which may have led you to offend. Examples include difficulties in managing money, problems with drugs or alcohol, housing problems or unemployment.
For more information about the kind of order you may have been given by the Courts, please click here