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.
National Probation ServiceNorthumbria 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.
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.
Ministry of JusticeNOMS 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.