The Probation Service is an agency within the Department of Justice and Equality. They play an important role in helping to reduce the level of crime and to increase public safety by working with offenders to help change their behaviour and make good the harm done by crime. They are the lead agency in the assessment and management of offenders in our community.
Restorative Justice Services was established in 1999 to work in partnership with the Probation Service, An Garda Síochána, victim advocate organisations and the community sector, to develop and provide restorative justice programmes.
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