- writing reports to help Sheriffs and Justices of the Peace (JPs) make sentencing decisions;
- supervising offenders placed on Community Payback orders, Drug Treatment and Testing Orders (DTTO's) and post custody supervision e.g. parole;
- a supported accommodation unit for offenders who require extra levels of supervision in order to successfully complete their orders in the community;
- supervision of offenders as part of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).
The primary aim of the service is to help offenders address their offending behaviour and thus reduce the risk of re-offending.