Probation means you’re serving your sentence but you’re not in prison. You could be put on probation because you’re serving a community sentence, or because you have been released from prison on lisence or on parole. While you’re on probation, you may have to do unpaid work, complete an education or training course, get treatment for addictions, like drugs or alcohol, or have regular meetings with an ‘offender manager’. If you break these or other terms of your probation, you could be taken back to court, and you could be taken back to prison immediately if you’ve been released on license or parole. This is likely to present you with issues that you need to manage regarding your home.