Below you can find links to research documents and Journals that help promote the work and understanding of Probation in general, and of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland in particular.
McGreevy, G. (2020) “Reflections on a Pandemic: How COVID-19 impacted upon probation practice in Northern Ireland“, Belfast: PBNI
Probation staff work to rehabilitate and resettle individuals by addressing their offending behaviour and facilitating a process of change. Social work values are fundamental to that work. The article sets out how PBNI has continued to adhere to Social Work values while adapting practice to comply with COVID-19 Government guidelines and restrictions and keep people safe.
Keywords: COVID-19, Social Work, Probation, high-risk offenders, prisons, courts, community service, psychology, victims.
Irish Probation Journal
The Irish Probation Journal is a joint initiative of the Probation Service (formerly the Probation and Welfare Service) and Probation Board. Each article submitted will be considered by an Editorial Committee composed of Probation Service and Probation Board staff. The Editorial Committee is coordinated by two co-editors, representing the Probation Service and Probation Board.