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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.

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JUDGE VISITS SIAYA PROBATION HOSTEL

The Siaya Probation Female Hostel had the chance to host the Hon. Lady Justice Jessie Lesiit, Judge of the High Court of Kenya and Head of Criminal Division, Nairobi and Chair of the Bail and Bond Policy Guidelines Implementation Committee. The purpose of the visit was for the Committee to familiarise itself with the probation facility and monitor the progress of the probationers housed in the facility.

Siaya Probation Female Hostel in a new facility that houses offenders placed on probation orders but who cannot return to the community immediately owing to many reasons. The tactility houses special needs offenders some of whom have committed very serious offences for which ordinarily they would service stiff imprisonment terms. 

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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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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

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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