Working Across the Justice System to Tackle Domestic Abuse

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 COMMITTED TO CHANGING LIVES FOR SAFER COMMUNITIES

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 WORKS

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

A Probation Officer interviewing someone under supervision during Covid 19

Service users appreciate Probation’s work during COVID-19

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

Patrick Frew, Community Service, talking about his work during COVID 19

A Day in the Life – Delivering Community Service in North Antrim during COVID-19

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