Vanuatu Correctional Services








Probation Services

Community life is central to the lives of people in Vanuatu. The Probation Service works with communities to manage offenders in their own communities.

There are three types of sentence that the Probation Service administers:

In addition to sentence management the Probation Service are also responsible for the provision of pre-sentence reports to the Court and for writing pre-release reports for the Community Parole Board.

Community Justice Supervisors

Community Justice Supervisors are at the heart of the Department's work. They are of high standing in their communities (usually chiefs, pastors or community leaders) and they volunteer their time to manage offenders with the support of Probation Officers. As a Department we believe that these sorts of partnerships with communities are the best and most efficient way to support the development of safer and more harmonious communities in Vanuatu.