Hampshire Community Rehabilitation Company

Hampshire Community Rehabilitation Company


Hampshire Community Rehabilitation Company supervises offenders in the community which are subject to a court order and released from prison on licence.

Probation’s role is to:

  • Protect the public
  • Reduce re-offending
  • Ensure the proper punishment of offenders
  • Ensure offenders are aware of the effects of crime on the victims and the public
  • Rehabilitate offenders

With HM Prison Service and other organisations working with convicted offenders, Hampshire Community Rehabilitation Company is contracted by the National Offenders Management Services (NOMS), a department of the Ministry of Justice.


Community Payback Team

Hampshire Community Rehabilitation Company supervises more than 3,000 offenders who have been given a court order to carry out Community Payback hours for their crimes. The Trust has a team of 40 staff that delivers Community Payback to a population of 1.8 million people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Community Payback is an element of many community sentences, and both Crown Courts and Magistrates’ Courts can make orders. The courts can order an offender to complete between 40 and 300 hours within a twelve month period, and anyone not attending is likely to find themselves back in court.

How are offenders assessed as suitable for Community Payback?

Offenders sentenced to Community Payback are assessed twice, first before sentence to assess the person and their crime. Then, after an order is made, our Community Payback team carries out a further assessment so that the offender can be found a suitable work placement depending on the level of supervision the offender needs. Some are suitable to work in an individual placement and are supervised by the agency providing the work. Others need to be supervised in a group by a Probation Supervisor.

What types of Community Payback projects do offenders do?

Offenders subject to Community Payback could find themselves working on a variety of different projects, but with a common outcome – all the projects benefit their local communities and organisations, some of which could not otherwise undertake the work.

Projects include:

  • Cutting back undergrowth
  • Graffiti removal
  • Painting and decorating church halls and community centres

Involvement in projects that improve local facilities can also encourage offenders to desist from participating in Anti-Social or destructive behaviour.

To nominate a Community Payback Project please complete the form found on the following link.