Supervising Offenders

We supervise offenders in the community when they have been sentenced to a Community Order.  We also supervise offenders when they are released from prison.

Supervising Community Orders

Community Orders can offer punishment, help and control and are aimed at changing behaviour.  This makes them the most appropriate sentences in many cases.  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.  Community Orders may include several Requirements which an offender must carry out.

Find out more about how we supervise offenders on a Community Order

Supervising Offenders on Release

Most prisoners do not serve the whole of their sentence in custody.  At a predetermined stage they are released to serve the rest of their sentence in the community where they are supervised by probation.  The most serious offenders are released on Life Licences or parole after careful consideration of their case by the Parole Board.

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Integrated Offender Management

Integrated 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.  Other agencies involved include the Police, Drug Agencies and Local Authorities.

Find out more about Integrated Offender Management

National Probation Service

Some offenders may be supervised by the National Probation Service instead of WWMCRC.  The National Probation Service is a statutory criminal justice service that supervises high-risk offenders released into the community.

Find out more about the National Probation Service