Resources for Clients of the Probation Service

Below you will find downloadable guides to guide you though many life issues. Simply click on the title of the subject you would like help with to access the guide.

Education and Employment


Information on our Basic Skills programme, and links to online resources, including help with writing a CV and filling in application forms.


Information about and links to schemes to help you to find work, including Advance to Work, Work Wise, Work Zone and JET.

Disclosing Convictions

Disclosing your previous convictions can be difficult, but this guide will help in figuring out how to bring the topic up with a potential employer.

The police vetting unit may also be able to help – you can contact them on 612555.



Information on income support, special payments and both short and long term sickness pay.

Managing your finances

Information on how to manage your money, including links to the Citizen Advice Bureau’s debt pack and their online budget planner.



Information on several housing schemes, both short term and long term, including information on States Housing, Supported Housing, the Shelter and Roseneath.

Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol and Drugs

Information on alcohol and drug services in Jersey which help people who are concerned about their alcohol and/or drug use, and informatoon on services who help the family and friends of addicts.


Physical Health

Information on GPs, quitting smoking and HIV/Aids prevention.

Mental Health

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health – information on agencies and organisations who can offer help is available here.


The Court System

Information on the three criminal courts in Jersey.


Information about Legal Aid, bail, advocates firms and the renewal of driving licences.

Legal aid application for can be downloaded here.


For information on serving a sentence, please see our ‘Services’ section.



General help, some of which you may find useful, is available here. Included in this guide is information on the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Family Well-Being, Gambler’s Anonymous and the Adult Social Work team.