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 Chair highlights main priorities

Vilma Patterson is Chairman of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) and highlights one of the main priorities facing PBNI.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Public Protection agencies focus on Domestic Violence

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...
Friday, October 24, 2014
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Working together to keep children safe

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.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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