- What does a sentence mean?
- What does a probation officer or bail supervisor do?
- What are an offender’s responsibilities?
- What is a breach of bail or probation?
- Participating in programming
- Limits to confidentiality
What does a sentence mean?
The client is responsible for understanding and following their:
- court order; and
A probation officer can answer questions about a sentence or conditions.
What does a probation officer or bail supervisor do?
A probation officer or bail supervisor is a peace officer (officer of the court). They:
- help the client follow their court order;
- work with the client to reduce their risk of re-offending;
- refer the client to programming that reduces their risk of re-offending;
- help a client access services such as housing, education, and social assistance;
- act as the client's case manager; and
- report breaches of court orders and conditions to the court.
What if you do not like your probation officer?
- Discuss your concerns with your probation officer.
- If you are not happy with the response make an appointment to talk with the manager of Yukon Community Corrections
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 867-667-5231, toll free (in Yukon) 1-800-661-0408, extension 5231
- If you are not happy with the response make an appointment to talk with with the director of Corrections.
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 867-393-7077 or toll free (in Yukon) 1-800-661-0408, extension 7077
- If you're not happy with the response contact the Investigations and Standards Office.
- Email: ISO@gov.yk.ca
- Phone: 867-456-6597, toll free 1-800-661-0408 extension 6597
What are an offender’s responsibilities?
When the client is on bail or probation, it’s important that they follow all:
- court orders; and
When the client is on probation they can make positive changes that will help them for the rest of their life. They:
- are responsible for understanding and following their court order and conditions;
- must ask their bail or probation officer to explain things they don’t understand;
- must inform their bail or probation officer of any changes to their circumstances (address, phone number, education, employment);
- must take programming as directed; and
- they can ask to take programming that is not on their court order.
Apply for a pardon or record suspension
Find out about applying for a record suspension through the federal Parole Board of Canada.
What is a breach of bail or probation?
If you do not follow your court order or conditions you may be breached. This is a criminal offence.
If you're on a conditional sentence your probation officer must report the breach to the court if you're:
- on a conditional sentence; or
- a probation order
If you're breached:
- you'll have to go to court; and
- the judge will decide what the consequences will be.
You could be sent to jail or receive another court order with more:
- restrictions to your freedom; or
- conditions you must follow.
What if you see an offender who is on probation breaking the law or a condition of their sentence?
Immediately phone the RCMP 867-667-5555, or Yukon Community Corrections 867-667-5231.
Participating in programming
Limits to confidentiality
A probation officer or bail supervisor keeps your information private. There are some situations when they must share your information. They have to share your information:
- under the Family Children and Services Act; and
- to notify victims.
If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 867-667-5231, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5231.