About HMI Probation
We are an independent Inspectorate, funded by the Ministry of Justice and reporting directly to the Secretary of State. Our purpose is to report on the effectiveness of work with adults and children who have offended. This is aimed at reducing reoffending, protecting the public, and improving the wellbeing of children at risk of reoffending, whoever undertakes this work. We inspect the quality and impact of services provided, and make recommendations designed to enable providers to continually improve the effectiveness of their services
We seek to be an independent and authoritative source of fair comment on both adult and youth offending work, and on what can be expected of that work.
We focus on work where independent inspection adds value.