Chair of Probation Board Vilma Patterson stated today: “On Friday the Probation Board will meet to discuss the draft budget which proposes a 12% decrease in the budget allocation for PBNI. This means our budget for 2015-16 will be £16,243k which is a reduction of over £2 million.
The ‘Santa Project’ established by the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) provides a charitable service in the run up to Christmas to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.
Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms Frances Fitzgerald TD and Northern Ireland Minister of Justice, Mr David Ford MLA opened the fifth annual Cross-Border Public Protection Seminar being held in Dublin today, Friday 21st November 2014.
Justice Minister David Ford has crowned three ‘Justice Champions’ for services to their community at an Awards ceremony in Parliament Buildings.
The Policing Board is looking to appoint independent members to the 11 Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs) which are being reconstituted in April 2015 as the result of the changes to local Government.
Vilma Patterson is Chairman of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) and highlights one of the main priorities facing PBNI.
The agencies involved in Public Protection in Northern Ireland are today holding a special interest seminar with the focus on domestic violence, raising awareness of the impact of domestic abuse upon families and providing an overview of the ongoing work carried out by the agencies involved.
Sexual crimes have a serious and long term impact on the victims and their families. They also create great public concern and fear about the ongoing risk to others, particularly to children.
Lord Mayor of Belfast, Nichola Mallon, took time to visit the PBNI office on the Antrim Road, Belfast today to meet with probation staff and learn more about what PBNI does to change lives for safer communities.
PBNI Area Manager Christine Hunter was awarded a Winston Churchill fellowship to carry out international research and bring back the learning to develop restorative interventions with adult offenders in Northern Ireland. She has travelled to America to find out more about best practice there in New York, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia and is reporting back about her experiences.