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. 

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Ford presents prizes to Justice Champions

Justice Minister David Ford met with two of the winners in the 2014 Justice in the Community awards during a visit to the North West.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Probation celebrates long service

The Probation Board for Northern Ireland has paid tribute today to its staff at an Awards event held in Belfast to recognise those receiving Long Service Awards.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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Douglas visits Probation to see how it changes lives for safer communities

NI Assembly Justice Committee Member, Sammy Douglas MLA, dropped in to visit the PBNI office on the Newtownards Road, Belfast today to meet with probation staff and learn more about what PBNI does to...
Monday, February 09, 2015
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