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Northumbria Probation Area

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Supervision is one of the most common requirements of the community order. It means the offender must attend regular appointments with their offender manager (probation officer). The length of the supervision requirement is stated by the court when the sentence is passed. If there are other requirements to the community order, the supervision requirement must last for the whole order.

During the sessions, we challenge the offender in their attitudes, behaviour and lifestyle. We help them to make changes and stop offending.

A carefully targeted sentence plan is produced for each offender. This is the work which must be done during the supervision period. There are several modules of work. Some are compulsory for all offenders, others can be selected by the offender manager to meet individual need.

Typically, supervision involves:

Some of the sessions will be delivered by the offender manager. Depending on the work which needs to be done, offenders may also meet with other probation staff.

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