The National Picture

The national picture

Northumbria Probation Trust is part of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), a key removals agency within the Ministry of Justice.


Northumbria Probation Trust

Northumbria is one of 35 probation trusts within England and Wales. Our aims are:
– to protect the public
– to reduce reoffending
– the proper punishment of offenders
– to ensure offenders’ awareness of the effects of crime on the victims and the public
– the rehabilitation of offenders

National Offender Management Service (NOMS)

The probation service together with the prison service forms the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), which was created following a government review of correctional services. NOMS has helped provide a framework for the management of offenders, with one offender manager throughout their sentence both in prison and in the community.

Ministry of Justice

NOMS is a key agency within the Ministry of Justice. The Ministry of Justice was formed in May 2007 and is the government office which holds responsibility for probation, prisons, courts and reducing reoffending.