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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# probation service

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Over 355,000 hours of community service work carried out by offenders last year
The 2018 annual report of the Probation Service is published today.
Suspended sentence for man who smashed up contents of girlfriend's home
The 23-year-old was found guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of burglary and criminal damage today.
'When I wasn't taking a beating from my old man, I was taking a beating from my brother'
At a recent launch a young man spoke about growing up with abuse.
'They made me realise that... I'm not worth nothing': The positive effects of mentoring at-risk youths
A new report found mentoring can significantly reduce the risk of a youth reoffending.
Here's how repeat offenders causing 'havoc' are going to be tackled
Gardaí, the Irish Prison Service, and the Probation Service are joining forces on the initiative.
'Sex offenders can be isolated - sometimes I'm the only person they talk to'
We spoke to a probation officer featured in tonight’s hard-hitting RTÉ documentary.
Community service use increased by 40 per cent in 2011
Minister Alan Shatter said community service reduces expenditure on prison services and requires offenders to make recompense for their crimes.