The Probation Service is part of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. We assess and manage offenders in the community on behalf of the Courts Service and the Prison Service, and in the process help to make society safer. We also work in prisons and detention centres. On this website, find out more about how we work with offender's, courts and victims. You can also access information on careers within the service, as well as material for research and study purposes.