Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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  • Principal Secretary, State Department for Correctional Services, Mrs. Zeinab A. Hussein, CBS, addresses winners of the Probation Children's Art Competition during the Prize Giving Ceremony and Official Opening of the Art Exhibition in Nairobi

Probation and After Care Service is a government department in the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, State Department for Correctional Services. We provide advisory reports to court and other agencies for the purpose of determining bail and bond terms and for decision-making on sentencing and release of offenders. We also supervise, resettle, reintegrate and rehabilitate offenders serving various non-custodial sentences in the community. In the management of offenders, we work with victims of crime and the public in ensuring public-safety. We invite you to know more about us as you peruse our website. 

News & Events

HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISORS AWARDED

The Principal Secretary, State Department for Correctional Services, Zeinab A. Hussein, CBS on 30th June 2021 in Nairobi presided over the award-giving ceremony of Human Rights Advisers from Probation and After Care Service and Kenya Prisons Service Easy Writing Competition. The competition themed: Implementation of International Human Rights Standards and the COVID-19 Pandemic saw over 60 entrants from all over the country from among whom the winners were chosen by a panel of experts. The ceremony also marked the end of the 2015-2021 Raul Wallenberg Institute and Swedish Embassy in Kenya support in strengthening the capacity of Correctional Services in human rights standards. Also attending the ceremony was the Director of Probation Service Mrs. Mary Mbau and the Director of RWI Regional Office in Nairobi, Rakel Larsen.

CHILDREN'S ART COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION

In 2020, Probation and After Care Service held its first-ever national Children’s Competition involving children under the supervision of Probation Officers. The competition was a joint creative project with support from the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) through the Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery in Kenya (PLEAD).

Children, aged 8 to 17 years, from August to September 2020 were invited to take part in the art project where they were to create their own artistic works expressing their experiences in the justice system. Through the art competition themed: ‘Probation: A New Beginning,’ every child was asked to submit at least 2 pieces of art with a brief description of their work and an accompanying message they want people to hear through a competition.

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CCPO VALIDATION WORKSHOP

On 21st January 2020, PACS joined various stakeholders to validate the Child Care and Protection Officers Program (CCPO) Training Module 1 at a workshop in Nairobi. The CCPO program was started in 2009 to enhance the coordination of Juvenile Justice Agencies for better treatment and care of child offenders. This was after a survey was conducted among the agencies to assess the knowledge and skills of officers in handling child offenders. The workshop aimed at revising the first Module, which draws its guidelines from various Juvenile Justice Agencies and international instruments for eventual implementation. 

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Click the link below to view an online exhibition showing artwork done by children under PACS supervision

https://www.unodc.org/easternafrica/plead/crime-congress-virtual-art-show.html 

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