The purposes of probation1 are the purposes of providing for:
(1) courts to be given assistance in determining the appropriate sentences to pass, and making other decisions, in respect of persons charged with or convicted of offences2;
(2) the giving of assistance to persons determining whether conditional cautions3 should be given and which conditions to attach to conditional cautions4;
(3) the supervision and rehabilitation of persons charged with or convicted of offences5, including in particular:
(a) giving effect to community orders
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