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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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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Lord Mayor visits Probation seeing how it changes lives for safer communities

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Nichola Mallon, took time to visit the PBNI office on the Antrim Road, Belfast today to meet with probation staff and learn more about what PBNI does to change lives for safer c...
Thursday, October 09, 2014
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Probation Board Manager visits Vermont to study Community Justice approach

PBNI Area Manager Christine Hunter was awarded a Winston Churchill fellowship to carry out international research and bring back the learning to develop restorative interventions with adult offenders...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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