All relevant inspections of PBNI services, including a report on PBNI Corporate Governance published in October 2006, can be found on the Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) website. CJI is an independent statutory inspectorate with responsibility for inspecting all aspects of the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland apart from the judiciary. It also inspects a number of other agencies and organisations that link into the criminal justice system.
Protocol between CJI and PBNI (PDF)
Following devolution of justice and policing on 12 April 2010 the Department of Justice (DOJ), which is a Northern Ireland Department, came into existence and was established by the Department of Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2010. It has a range of devolved policing and justice functions, set out in the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2010. Through the DOJ we will be accountable to the Northern Ireland Executive and the Assembly. The role of the Department is to support the Minister for Justice to help keep the people of Northern Ireland safe. An Annual Report and Accounts is published and laid before Parliament. The Permanent Under Secretary of State, who is the Accounting Officer of the Northern Ireland Office, has designated the Director as NDPB Accounting Officer for the Probation Board for Northern Ireland. The Director of PBNI is a member of the Criminal Justice Board in Northern Ireland.
We are also committed to:
• Meeting the requirements of section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and the current legislation on human rights, disability discrimination, data protection, freedom of information and public records.
• Contributing to the achievement of government aims as expressed in the public service agreement targets published by the Northern Ireland Office.
Public Service Agreements
PBNI is committed to contributing to the achievement of government aims as expressed in the public service agreement targets published by the Northern Ireland Office. The full details of the NIO Public Service Agreement can be found on the NIO website, www.nio.gov.uk
Reports to Parliament
PBNI’s submission to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on cross border co-operation (PDF)
PBNI’s submission in April 2007 to Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on prisons in Northern Ireland (PDF)
Service Standards – Information Charter
Our Information Charter sets out the standards you can expect from the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) when you request information from PBNI.
Information Charter (PDF)
Service Standards – NI Standards
PBNI Best Practice Framework Incorporating Northern Ireland Standards 2012 (PDF)
Previous NI Standards 2006 (PDF)
Go to Statistics and Research section
Accommodation Strategy (PDF)
Communications and Engagement Strategy 2017 – 20 (PDF)
Estates Strategy 2017-20 (PDF)
I.T. Strategy 2015 – 2017 (PDF)
Restorative Practice Strategy 2014 – 2017 (PDF)