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Dorset, Devon and Cornwall (DDC) Probation Services provides services that deliver the sentence of the court, reduce the likelihood of reoffending and minimise the risk of harm to others.

We work with low and medium risk offenders who have been given a community sentence or released on licence by the courts. We manage the sentence in the community and help individuals to obtain the knowledge, skills and the support to enable them to lead a crime-free life. ​

The Ministry of Justice appointed Seetec to take over the management of probation services in ​Dorset, Devon and Cornwall in February 2019. DDC Probation Services is part of Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company, which is operated by Seetec, the ninth largest employee-owned company in the UK.

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