About Us

We are the independent professional voice that represents the Probation leadership in England and Wales.

We exist to promote confidence in and increase understanding of the vital work that probation does to protect the public and reduce re-offending.

Our association provides a forum for the collective operational expertise of our members – Chief Executives, Director and Assistant Chief Officers –  whose probation experience is firmly rooted in local and regional partnerships and communities.

We are committed to:

  • Influencing and contributing to the development of criminal justice policy and practice nationally
  • Working strategically and positively at national, regional and local levels to find practical and effective ways to reduce crime, encourage rehabilitation and support community cohesion