Information for sentencers

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Find out more about sentencing options and how the Probation Trust works. You can also find out how to register for the Sentencer Portal - an accredited online training package for magistrates in the Staffordshire and West Midlands region.

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Information for offenders

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This section of the website is for for people who have been sentenced. Here you'll find answers to frequently asked questions as well as detailed information about types of sentence and the relationship you have with the Probation Trust.

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Have you been a victim of crime?

Our Victim Liaison Unit, which has offices in Coventry, Birmingham, Stafford and Wolverhampton, provides information to victims of sexual or violent crime, or their families, about offenders given custodial sentences of 12 months or more.

Success Stories

Every year SWM Probation Trust provides support to over 20,000 people. Here are just a few inspirational stories of how lives have been turned around and given new direction and purpose.

Community Payback Projects

Across Staffordshire and the West Midlands, over 612,000 hours of Community Payback are completed every year by over 4,500 offenders on a community sentence. Community Payback projects include litter picking, clearing undergrowth, removing graffiti and redecorating community centres.

Facts and figures

Custody or Probation? – One year cost comparison

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