Probations Services Division
In 1947, the implementation of the Probation Offenders Act of 1907 established the Probations Services Division as an alternative to imprisonment of young persons before the courts.
To become an effective and efficient functionary within the socio-legal net to promote the philosophy of probation.
To promote the rehabilitation of probationers, offenders, victims and dysfunctional families through education, research and advocacy.
- Supervision of persons on Probation
- Counselling of persons on Probation, as well as ' walk in' clients
- Preparation of reports for the Court, including reports for:
- Criminal matters;
- Legal custody-
- for the granting of legal custody of a child/children to a parent/guardian;
- to determine a fit person’s order for the legal custody of a child/children.
- Access- for visitation rights of parents/guardians to children who are not in their legal custody;
- Beyond control- for finding the best possible way to deal with lawless juveniles;
- Widows and orphans- for the granting of widows and orphans benefits;
- Mercy committee- for clients who are on death row; and;
- Domestic violence matters.
- Delivery of public lectures at schools, organisations and communities
- Provision of assistance to those in need through guidance.
- Placement of persons to organizations to fulfil Community Service Orders
- Counselling of persons placed on Community Service
- Preparation of reports for the Courts, including: