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Probation - social service support
Someone who is placed on probation will have to keep regular contact with their social worker and comply with all condition of the order. Contact will be maintained with individuals as required to ensure firm supervision of the probation conditions and may vary according to individual circumstances.
During probation, the social worker will visit the person's home and may involve family members to ensure the order is completed successfully. The social worker has to make sure that the conditions of the probation order are being met and also to help the probationer avoid further trouble. This involves discussing previous offences committed and looking at ways to avoid this happening again. The social worker may also direct the probationer to attend counselling or other programmes if they assess that it will help him or her avoid further trouble.
The York and North Yorkshire Probation Service one of 35 Probation Trusts in England and Wales that make up the Probation Service. It is their job to prevent further crimes by effectively managing offenders who have been given a community sentence by the courts.
Services for young offenders in North Yorkshire are provided by the North Yorkshire Youth Justice Service (YJS). The Youth Justice Service comprises expert staff from a range of service partners including the Police, Probation Service, Health, and the Children and Young People's Service, supported by committed and skilled volunteers. The key objectives of the Youth Justice Service are to reduce youth crime, protect the public from serious harm, and safeguard the welfare of young people.