PBNI lead in the reduction of reoffending by tackling the root causes of offending behaviour and rehabilitating people. We are collaborative and transformative in working to reduce the number of victims of crime and building safer communities.
Some of our partnerships to tackle reoffending are set out below:Public Protection Arrangements in Northern Ireland (PPANI)
PPANI is an acronym for the Public Protection Arrangements in Northern Ireland, which were introduced in October 2008 to make more effective the work the police, probation and others do to manage the risks posed by certain sexual and violent offenders when they are released from prison into the community. PPANI is not a statutory body in itself but a structure that enables agencies to undertake their statutory duties and coordinate their functions to enhance public protection.
More information on the Public Protection Arrangements in Northern Ireland (PPANI) can be found in the Public Protection section and on the Public Protection Arrangements for Northern Ireland website.
The partnership between the Probation Board for Northern Ireland, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Prison Service and the Youth Justice Agency aims to tackle prolific offenders who commit crime such as robberies, burglaries or thefts and who impact most upon the community.
There are three main strands to Reducing Partnership;
- Prevent and Deter
- Catch and Control
- Rehabilitate and Resettle
Reducing Offending in Partnership has over 58 stakeholders, both statutory and non-statutory.
More information about ROP can found in the documents below.
Reducing Offending in Partnership (ROP) booklet (PDF)
How Reducing Offending in Partnership (ROP) works (PDF)
Working together to reduce crime – ROP leaflet (PDF)
Stay Onside – New Programme developed by Irish FA and agencies involved in the Reducing Offending in Partnership (ROP)
PBNI was one of seven organisations formally designated onto all (District) Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (DPCSPs and PCSPs) in February 2013. PBNI welcome the opportunity to work in partnership with other statutory organisations and the voluntary/ community sector to deliver safer communities. Information about how PBNI works in partnership with PCSPs can be found in the Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs) section.
On 2nd February 2012, Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJINI) published a follow-up review on the Causeway data sharing mechanism which acknowledges that the Causeway system has become an integral part of the criminal justice system, impacting on its effectiveness and efficiency, and that progress has been made on previous recommendations that fall within the remit of the Causeway team. For more information and to download the report please go to the Department of Justice website.