Effective March 18, 2020, all mandatory reporting by clients will only be done by telephone. Probation offices will not be accessible in person. If you need to check-in with your probation office, you can only do so over the phone. Community Supervision will continue, however, modifications will be made to accomplish this task while reducing the spread of COVID-19. Should you need to contact Probation Services the following office telephone numbers should be used:
- Yellowknife: 1-867-445-5913
- Tlicho Region: 1-867-445-5448
- Hay River Region: 1-867-874-6280
- Inuvik Region: 1-867-777-7334
The Corrections Service is committed to reducing the risks of COVID-19 to all Community Corrections staff as well as offenders under supervision in the community.
If you are charged with a crime, sometimes a judge will decide that you do not have to go to jail, but will put you on probation. If you are on probation, you will need to follow certain rules to stay out of jail.
You will be assigned a probation officer in your community. The probation officer's job is to make sure that you are following the judge's orders. For example, if you are supposed to stay home at night, your probation officer will check to make sure that you are there.
If you break the terms of your probation order, you can be charged with breach of probation and could be imprisoned.
The probation offices are managed by the Corrections Service division.