In 2016 Probation developed a mobile app called “Changing Lives”. Changing lives is the first app developed specifically to help offenders in Northern Ireland to desist from crime and become rehabilitated. It has been recognized locally and internationally as an important tool in helping probation engage more effectively with service users. Whilst designed to help offenders, it can be downloaded and used by anyone.
The app features a journal so that those on probation can keep track of any issues in their lives and share their progress or any challenges they face with their probation officer. The App also contains a number of sections – a calendar where appointments can be entered, a mental health section with advice and contacts for support services and an addiction section that sets out 10 tips for tackling addiction problems. There is a section for victims and a contacts section of the app enables people to ring directly through to probation staff as well as out of hours GP services, social services, housing, and others.
Available for both Apple and Android mobile devices, such as mobile phones, iPads, tablets, iPods, etc.
Probation sees this App as being innovative with potential for future development.
To this end Probation would be delighted if you would take a moment to give your feedback about the Changing Lives App.
- You can download a copy to print out (PDF) and send in:
- or you can take the online survey. Either should take no more than 5 minutes of your time.
Your feedback is appreciated.