Community Corrections (Probation)

Probation is a court imposed, community-based sentence designed for offenders who require supervision, control and counselling to develop their potential as law abiding members of the community.

Community Corrections is responsible for the following:

  • Providing pre-sentence investigative services to assist the court in determining the most appropriate sentence in a specific case;
  • Administering a spectrum of community-based sentencing alternatives through which the courts may satisfy a range of sentencing objectives, including:
  • Probation Supervision which provides services, surveillance and control of offenders in the community subject to specific and enforceable court-imposed conditions;
  • Community Service Order Programs in which offenders are ordered by the court via a probation order to perform a specified number of non-paid hours of work for a non-commercial community-based agency; and
  • Compensation Enforcement or monetary payment by an offender for actual loss or damage to property as a result of an offence.

Community Corrections has offices in the following locations:

  • St. John’s
  • Port Saunders
  • Corner Brook
  • Nain
  • Gander
  • Grand Falls-Windsor
  • Happy Valley – Goose Bay
  • Clarenville
  • Wabush
  • Harbour Grace
  • Marystown
  • Stephenville
  • Port aux Basques

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