Being on probation
Probation is when someone is released from prison or is serving a community sentence.
Offenders usually have to follow standard and maybe special conditions if they are in the community. The conditions specify things like where they can or cannot live, how often they must report to their probation officer and in the case of serious offences what kind of locations and activities they must avoid. If an offender doesn’t follow the conditions set for them they could be fined, get another sentence or be sent to prison.
People can complete a number of sentences while they stay at home and offenders may need to check the suitability of where they will be staying with a probation officer.Learn more about Finding suitable housing
Supported accommodation provides housing and other support for offenders with complex needs to help ease their transition back into the community.Learn more about Supported accommodation
Standard and special conditions can be imposed on community-based sentences.Learn more about Standard and special conditions
All offenders sentenced to home detention or community detention must submit to electronic monitoring during their sentence.Learn more about Electronic monitoring