Find out more about Community Service and how you can nominate a project using our online form.


PBNI delivers behavioural change programmes for offenders in custody and in the community.


Find out more about the scheme if you have been the direct victim of a criminal offence for which the offender received a Probation Supervised sentence.


Statistical information can be downloaded here including caseload statistics and survey reports.

Changing lives for safer communities Delivering behavioural change programmes for offenders Working in partnership within the Criminal Justice System and local communities Providing information services to victims Valuing Equality and Diversity

Welcome to the website for the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI)

PBNI's purpose is 'Changing lives for Safer Communities'. The Probation Board is a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) of the Department of Justice (DOJ), which is a Northern Ireland Department that came into existence on 12 April 2010 and was established by the Department of Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2010. It has a range of devolved policing and justice functions, set out in the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2010. 

Visit our Video Gallery and YouTube channel.

Latest NewsRSS feed

Ford launches new Charter for victims of crime

Justice Minister David Ford has launched a new Charter for victims of crime.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
read more

Proposed cuts will fundamentally change how probation supervise and rehabilitate offenders

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...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
read more

Santa arrives early for sick children

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 Nort...
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
read more