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 launches Corporate Plan 2014-2017

The Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) has today launched its three year Corporate Plan 2014-2017 which outlines the new initiatives and projects which will be undertaken by the Probation Boa...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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Butler Trust honour for probation staff

The Butler Trust is an independent charity promoting excellence in UK prisons, probation and youth justice through its annual award scheme for staff.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
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PBNI 'Inspiring Change' for International Women's Day

PBNI (Acting) Director Cheryl Lamont and Board Chairman Vilma Patterson visited PBNI’s Inspire project today to mark International Women’s Day.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
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