Probation Bench Guide
This guide is designed to give magistrates summary information about the services offered by the probation service, in relation to the sentences available under the Criminal Justice Act 2003. It does not, however, cover provision for the under 18s. This guide does not purport to be an authoritative guide to the law but represents the views of the National Probation Directorate and NOMS. It does not seek to replace detailed guidance from the Sentencing Guidelines Council (SGC) and your legal adviser.
All magistrates should have received their own personal copy of the Bench Guide. Please contact your legal adviser if you do not have a copy.
Probation Bench Handbook
The information in this publication draws upon material prepared by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) at the Ministry of Justice to help probation staff implement the sentencing framework introduced through the Criminal Justice Act 2003. It is consistent with guidance from the Sentencing Guidelines Council. In some instances it sets out the views of NOMS as to the interpretation of the Act. NOMS wishes to make clear that this publication is intended solely to inform and assist.
It is not intended to constrain or in any other way interfere with the independence of those members of the judiciary who, it is hoped, will find it a useful reference work.
Probation Courts Bulletin
Probation Courts Bulletin is the Trust’s regular newsletter, published for all York and North Yorkshire sentencers.
The newsletter is published every quarter and sent electronically to your Bench for onward distribution by email. In addition, following on from your feedback, we also ensure that there are a few limited copies available within Retiring Rooms.
If you have any suggestions on how we can improve further please contact us.
Download Probation Courts Bulletin, Edition 34, Spring 2013
Magistrates PLC performance data Report
The Magistrates PLC performance data Report is discussed at PLC meetings and is made available for all York and North Yorkshire sentencers.
The report is published quarterly.
If you have any suggestions on how we can improve or there is data that you would like to know more about, please contact us.