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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Probation Trust is one of 35 probation trusts in England and Wales and part of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS).

Our role is to supervise offenders in the community and reduce re-offending. Our staff do this by working closely with a range of statutory and voluntary organisations, both within and outside the criminal justice system. In particular our staff, in liaison, with other agencies manage dangerous and high risk offenders. Their joint working through Multi-Agency Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) keeps the public safe from harm.

In 2012/13 Trust staff managed 2,800 offenders across the county area.

The way we do our job is set to change in 2014. The Ministry of Justice’s Transforming Rehabilitation – A Strategy for Reform has announced wide reaching changes to the way probation services are delivered. You can find out more details in The Future.


Our aims are to:


  • Protect the public from harm
  • Reduce re-offending
  • Ensure the proper punishment and rehabilitation of offenders
  • Make offenders aware of the effects of crime
  • Ensure victims feel justice has been done

What we do:


  • Advise courts on sentencing
  • Manage community sentences and offenders released on licence
  • Work with offenders in prison
  • Monitor and support post release – including running approved premises
  • work with victims