Friday, October 30, 2020

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Mandates

Probation and After Care Service derives its mandates from the following statuses:

  • Probation of Offenders Act, Cap 64
  • Community Services Orders Act, No. 10 of 1998
  • The Power of Mercy Act, No. 21 of 2011
  • Prisons Act, Cap 90
  • The Borstal Institutions Act, Cap 92
  • Children’s Act, No. 8 of 2001
  • The Sexual Offences Act, No. 3 of 2006
  • Prevention of Terrorism Act, No. 30 of 2012, Laws of Kenya
  • Victim Protection Act, No. 17 of 2014, Laws of Kenya
  • The Criminal Procedure Code, Cap 75, Laws of Keny
  • The Penal Code, Cap 63, Laws of Kenya

In addition to these, Probation and After Care Service implements various Government policies related to probation work; general rules of international law; and treaties and conventions ratified by Kenya which form part of law under the Constitution of Kenya 2010. 

 

Functions

Probation and After Care Service performs the following main functions:

  1. Conducting social inquiries of accused persons, offenders and petitioners for preparation of pre-bail, pre-trial, pre-sentence or post-sentence reports;
  2. Preparing and presenting reports to courts and other penal organs for decision making and dispensation of justice;
  3. Supervising offenders on presidential pardon orders, non-custodial orders and release licenses;
  4. Developing and implementing correctional programmes for offenders serving various non-custodial measures; 
  5. Reintegrating and resettling non-custodial offenders and those leaving correctional institutions back to the community;
  6. Facilitating alternative dispute resolution mechanisms; 
  7. Providing services for the protection and promotion of rights and welfare of victims and offenders;
  8. Providing temporary accommodation to needy and deserving offenders in probation hostels and transitional houses; and
  9. Promoting crime prevention activities to enhance public safety.

Our Contacts

Probation and After Care Service Headquarters
A: Taifa Road, Reinsurance Plaza Building
P. O. Box 42335-00100 Nairobi, Kenya
P: +254-020-2652335/ 3311303 /2215658/ 2240057/ 2224016/ 722-104621/ 104623
W: www.probation.go.ke  
E: information@probation.go.ke