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 Professional and dedicated staff providing effective probation practice 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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Probation Board action on hate crime

At the start of July Belfast’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Nichola Mallon hosted a multi-agency meeting on the issue of racist hate crime.
Friday, July 25, 2014
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Probation Board Manager Developing Restorative Practices

Probation Board Area Manager Christine Hunter has been awarded a Winston Churchill fellowship to carry out international research and bring back the learning to develop restorative interventions with...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
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PBNI publishes Annual Report 2013-2014

The Probation Board for Northern Ireland has published its Annual Report 2013-14, which outlines probation’s effectiveness and work undertaken during 2013-14. It also highlights priorities for the com...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
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