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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

PROFESSIONAL MEETING TO STRENGTHEN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE POWER OF MERCY PROGRAMME

PACS is held a two-day professional meeting to discuss pertinent issues on the implementation of the Power of Mercy Programme in Mombasa from 24th to 25th January 2019. The meeting attended by the Director of Probation Service, Mrs. Mary Mbau, HSC and the Power of Mercy Advisory Committee CEO/ Secretary, Mr. Michael Kagika, EBS drawn from probation practioners from all regions in the country. The purpose of the meeting was to share experiences and challenges, and to set standards.

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PROBATION OF OFFENDERS ACT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ORDERS ACT AMENDED

On the 31st December 2018, H.E the President Uhuru Kenya, assented to the Statute Law Miscellaneous Amendment Act No. 18 of 2018 which has given effect to many statutes including the Probation of Offenders Act Cap 64 and the Community Service Orders Act Cap 93. The said amendments took effect from the 18th January 2019.

The specific amendments to the Probation of Offenders Act relate to the definition of the Director of Probation Service as head of Probation and Aftercare Service and situates the office in the Public Service. It also defines Pre-sentence Reports as ‘reports on accused persons or offenders prepared by Probation Officers under the Act or any other law in force for purposes of criminal justice administration’. Most importantly, it makes it mandatory for the

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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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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