York and North Yorkshire Probation Trust

Welcome to York and North Yorkshire Probation Trust

Our vision is to reduce reoffending by providing effective and efficient probation services which meet local needs.

York and North Yorkshire Probation Trust is a criminal justice agency, responsible for protecting the public in York and North Yorkshire by punishing and rehabilitating offenders. Across the county we are working to reduce crime and to help build safer communities.

We are one of 35 probation trusts in England and Wales that makes up the full range of effective probation services. The Ministry of Justice has an overall responsibility for the probation services and is also responsible for courts, prisons and constitutional affairs.

We are responsible for the delivery of reports about offenders to the courts and the supervision of offenders in the community. We also deliver programmes and interventions to rehabilitate offenders and reduce the chance of them committing crime in the future.

Our aims are:

  • protecting the public
  • reducing reoffending
  • the proper punishment of offenders in the community
  • ensuring offenders are awareness of the effects of crime on their victim and the public
  • rehabilitation of offenders

As a critical player in the Criminal Justice System we work alongside other criminal justice agencies to achieve our aims: North Yorkshire Police, Prison Service, the Courts, Crown Prosecution Service, and many other partner agencies throughout York and North Yorkshire.

Latest News


Probation Officers vacancies

York and North Yorkshire Probation Trust are seeking to recruit a number of Probation Officers across the North Yorkshire area. These posts will provide exciting opportunities to work within the Humberside, Lincolnshire, and North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC).

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Inspection of adult offending work

York and North Yorkshire Probation Trustís work with offenders was of a high standard overall, said Liz Calderbank, Chief Inspector of Probation, publishing the report of a recent inspection of York and North Yorkshire Probation Trust.

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Community Payback in Action

Experience and see for yourself the great work of Community Payback in action at the award winning Ryedale Folk Museum. Full Story >

Judge for Yourself

'Judge for yourself' allows people to go on-line and experience the work of probation first hand. Full Story >

Probation Community Payback Video

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