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Northumbria Probation Area

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Northumbria Probation Area is part of the National Probation Service and the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). NOMS is a key agency within the Ministry of Justice.

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National Probation Service

Northumbria is one of 42 probation areas and trusts within the National Probation Service for England and Wales. The aims of the probation service are:
- To protect the public.
- To reduce reoffending.
- The proper punishment of offenders.
- To ensure offenders’ awareness of the effects of crime on the victims and the public.
- The rehabilitation of offenders.
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National Offender Management Service (NOMS)

The probation service together with the prison services forms the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), which was created in 2004 following a Number 10, Treasury and Home Office review of correctional services. NOMS has helped provide a framework for the integrated management of offenders, with one offender manager throughout their sentence both in prison and in the community.
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Ministry of Justice

NOMS is a key agency within the Ministry of Justice. The Ministry of Justice was formed in May 2007 and is the government office which holds responsibility for probation, prisons, and reducing reoffending.

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