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345. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the cost per person per year of non-custodial sentences and rehabilitation programmes; and the way these costs changed each year from 2008 to 2015. [9179/15]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): A breakdown of the numbers of the different supervision orders is available in the Probation Service Annual Reports at www.probation.ie. An analysis of the unit costs was carried out using 2010 and 2012 data.
The unit cost of supervision orders based on 2010 data is set out in the table.

Probation Order Supervision during deferment of penalty Community Service Order Part Suspended Sentence Supervision Order Post Release Supervision Order
€5,000 €6,200 €2,200 €5,500 €6,900

The current unit costs based on 2012 data is set out in the table beneath.
Probation Order Supervision during deferment of penalty Community Service Order Part Suspended Sentence Supervision Order Post Release Supervision Order
€5,000 €5,300 €1,500 €5,000 €6,300

In respect of the cost of rehabilitation programmes the Department of Justice and Equality provides funding to Community Based Organisations through the Probation Service to support a range of services to adult offenders including training and education, offender management programmes, residential accommodation and drug/alcohol abuse programmes. It is not possible to provide the unit cost of these programmes but the annual budget allocation for the services is set out in the Table beneath.
Year Funding Allocation (€000)
2008 €14.393
2009 €13.501
2010 €12.801
2011 €11.522
2012 €11.172
2013 €10.572
2014 €10.732
2015 €10.732