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Welcome to the Probation and Aftercare Service website

Probation and Aftercare Service is a government department in the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, State Department of Corrections Services. Probation and Aftercare Service is therefore one of the agencies in Kenya’s criminal justice system whose responsibility is to provide advisory reports to various agencies for purposes of determination of bail and bond terms, sentencing and pre-release decision making; and to supervise, resettle and rehabilitate offenders serving various sentences in the community; as well as ensure public safety by working with victims of crime and the community in management of offenders.

News & Events

Chief Justice visits Siaya Probation Female Hostel

Article 3 2018The Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya, Hon. Justice David K. Maraga, EGH, on 13th February 2018, after attending the Siaya Court Users Committee, paid a courtesy call to the Siaya Female Probation Hostel which houses special needs female probationers. The Chief Justice, together with members of the Siaya Court Users, comprising of stakeholders in Kenya’s criminal justice system, toured the institution and interacted with probationers. During the visit, which was guided by the Institution’s Manager Ms Ojung’a, the Chief Justice appreciated the uniqueness of the institution in terms of the programmes and facilities provided to offenders serving non-custodial sentences. In his remarks after the exposure to the institution, the Chief Justice emphasised need of creating awareness among judges and magistrates on the programmes and facilities offered by the institution.

UNODC and Probation and Aftercare Service in Joint Project Partnership

Article 1 2018The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Eastern Africa together with the department of Probation and Aftercare Service launched a one year project whose aim is to help the government improve its capacity in addressing incidences of serious and violent crimes. The project activities will help boost the department’s capacity of handling such cases by way of developing resource documents and trainings.

The project has since enlisted the services of two consultants, Dr. Scholastica Omondi and Dr. Beneah Mutsotso to help develop two key service instruments. Dr. Omondi will spearhead the development of a policy framework and operational guidelines for supervision of accused persons released on bail. While Dr. Mutsotso will design and develop intensive supervision programme that includes an electronic monitoring component.

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Induction of Newly Appointed Probation Officers

Article 62017Probation and Aftercare Service from 23rd to 30th April 2017 held the induction course for the newly recruited 305 Probation Officers at the Prison Staff Training College, Ruiru. The new officers drawn from diverse backgrounds will complement the government’s efforts in community corrections and ease the shortage of Probation Officers in the country.

In the key note address by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government delivered by Principal Secretary, State Department for Correctional Services, Amb. (Dr.) Richard Ekai CBS welcomed the new officers were welcomed to the Ministry and informed them of their important role in administration of justice. He also urged the new officers to be mindful of the rights of victims and the community while ensuring public safety and crime reduction.

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WORLD CONGRESS ON JUSTICE FOR CHILDREN

PRI, IAYFJM, CRIN, DCI, IGO- IFJ and UNESCO, are organizing the 2018 World Congress on Justice for Children at the UNESCO House in Paris-France from the 28th to 30th of May 2018. Under the title “Strengthening justice systems for children: Challenges, including disengagement from violent extremism”. For registration, please visit the congress website: www.j4c2018.org

Our Contacts

Probation and Aftercare Service Headquarters
A: Reinsurance Plaza Building,11th Floor
P. O. Box 42335-00100 Nairobi, Kenya
T: +254-020-2652335/ 3311303 /2215658/ 2240057/ 2224016
C: +254-722-104621/ 1044626
W: www.probation.go.ke  
E: information@probation.go.ke