MSF’s Probation and Community Rehabilitation Service (PCRS) assists the Courts by preparing a Pre-Sentence Report (PSR) which assesses an offender’s suitability to undergo and benefit from its probation regime. The PSR is prepared by a Probation Officer who assesses the offender's risk/needs, strengths, motivation to change and ability to commit to a rehabilitation plan and conditions. The Probation Officer will also assess the family's ability to support the changes. Where relevant, psychiatric or psychological assessments may be included.
Number of Youth Court Referrals to MSF for Pre-Sentencing Reports, by Year and Gender
Number of Youth Court Referrals to MSF for Pre-Sentencing Reports, by Year and Age at the Point of Referral
Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development
Data accurate as at February 2022