Adult Correctional Services (ACS)

Probation order length of correctional services, duration

Probation order length refers to the length of time in months or years to be served on probation as specified in the probation order. For multiple probation orders, the longest order is measured if concurrent. If consecutive, then the sum of the length of the orders is measured.

Correctional services refers to a program with two main goals:

1. To ensure community safety by detaining or otherwise managing those who may have harmed other people's interests.

2. To help offenders safely and successfully reintegrate into the community.

These programs consist of custodial services (e.g. sentenced custody and remand) and community supervision services (e.g. probation and parole).

The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements:

  • Number of days
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