The Probation Board for Northern Ireland brought together those working to tackle domestic abuse to share learning and consider some of the opportunities for greater partnership working to tackle this crime and making NI safer. In the online seminar participants heard from the Justice Minister Naomi Long MLA as well as participants from the probation … Continue reading Working Across the Justice System to Tackle Domestic Abuse
PBNI Chief Executive Cheryl Lamont has welcomed the report on ‘Probation practice in Northern Ireland’ published by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland.
Ms Lamont stated: “I welcome this report which reviewed all areas of probation practice during a snapshot in time from October to November in 2019. There are many elements of the report that are very positive.
Probation is proud to support the 16 Days of Action against domestic abuse campaign highlighting some of the interventions and work it does in partnership to tackle domestic abuse. Domestic abuse has a devastating effect on individuals and families. In Northern Ireland, domestic abuse incidents and crimes have increased since the PSNI began to collate … Continue reading 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse
The aim of PBNI is ‘changing lives for safer communities’ and we are involved at all stages of the criminal justice process. We work in Courts, providing pre-sentence reports to assist judges in their sentencing decisions. We work in communities, supervising sentences that must be served in the community, and we work in prisons, preparing … Continue reading PROBATION WORKS
During Hate Crime Awareness Week, 10 – 17 October 2020, we are working closely with partners to raise awareness of the work we do to address all forms of Hate Crime within our organisation and wider society, to make our communities safer. In 2013 PBNI set up a Hate Crime Delivery Group, which … Continue reading TACKLING HATE CRIME TOGETHER
Probation staff have been working hard during Covid-19 to deliver essential services to service users. Over the past few months staff have had to work differently, this work has had a real impact on the lives of those being supervised. Service users expressed how Probation staff made a difference, helped keep them connected to services … Continue reading Service users appreciate Probation’s work during COVID-19
The Probation Board for Northern Ireland was delighted to be involved in supporting Good Relations Week 2020, which celebrated 30 years of peace building and cultural diversity in Northern Ireland. The theme this year was “Celebrating Our Journey, Embracing Our Future”. This dedicated week was the ideal opportunity for PBNI to showcase its work and … Continue reading Good Relations Week 2020
The Probation Board has published its Corporate Plan for 2020-23 which sets the strategic direction and road map for the organisation over the next three years. The Plan sets out the five key areas that probation will concentrate on in the coming years. Some of the areas we will focus on include preventing people becoming … Continue reading PROBATION BOARD PUBLISHES ROADMAP FOR FUTURE
Patrick Frew is one of three Community Service Supervisors based in PBNI’s Ballymena Office covering the Coleraine, Ballymena, Antrim and Larne area. His role involves organising and supervising community service placements for people who have offended. Community Service Orders can range from 50 hours to 240 hours. “It was hard to get placements during the … Continue reading A Day in the Life – Delivering Community Service in North Antrim during COVID-19
From the 20 July 2020 local Probation offices will be reopening. This phased reopening is part of the PBNI recovery plan for a return to the workplace. PBNI have taken a ‘blended approach’ as part of the recovery plan, using staff rotas and remote working, together with protective screens, masks and gloves, sanitation stands and … Continue reading Probation offices reopening