14,300 hours of Community Service benefits Armagh, Dungannon, Cookstown & Magherafelt

Figures compiled for 2016/17 by Probation show that offenders on Community Service in the Mid Ulster and Armagh area have completed 14,300 hours of unpaid work to benefit local communities. That is over £107,250 worth of work to help local communities in Armagh, Dungannon, Cookstown and Magherafelt.

Enhanced Combination Order aims to cut short term Prison sentences

The Probation Board for Northern Ireland has developed a pilot scheme which aims to divert offenders from short–term custodial sentences by offering judges a more intensive community order with a focus on rehabilitation, reparation, restorative practice and desistance. The new order is called an ‘Enhanced Combination Order’.