NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE TAKES UP POST IN PROBATION BOARD

Amanda Stewart takes up the reins of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland on Monday 4th October as its newly appointed Chief Executive. The Probation Board’s aim is ‘changing lives for safer communities’ and it is responsible for supervising sentences served in the community and licences when someone is released from prison. Probation staff also … Continue reading NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE TAKES UP POST IN PROBATION BOARD

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BACK ON TRACK INTERVENTION DEVELOPED TO TACKLE CRIME COMMITTED BY YOUNG MEN

20 September 2021 A bespoke intervention aimed at tackling offending among young men has been launched by the Probation Board of Northern Ireland (PBNI).The ‘Back on Track’ programme, which is the first of its kind, is aimed at young adults aged between 18 and 29 and was developed in Northern Ireland by PBNI Forensic Psychologists … Continue reading BACK ON TRACK INTERVENTION DEVELOPED TO TACKLE CRIME COMMITTED BY YOUNG MEN

PBNI launches new ‘Restorative Justice Practice Framework’

PBNI has launched a new ‘Restorative Justice Practice Framework’. The framework sets out PBNI’s ambition to be the leading organisation for the delivery of restorative practices for adults at all stages of the criminal justice system. Assistant Director Aideen McLaughlin who leads on restorative justice explains: “Through the framework, PBNI aims to ensure that all … Continue reading PBNI launches new ‘Restorative Justice Practice Framework’

“Life worth living after Probation” – A Service Users Perspective

Claire Houston, Probation Officer, has been supervising a Service User sentenced to a Custodial Sentence of 3 years 6 months and a further 3 years 6 months on Licence. He had weekly supervision due to his chaotic lifestyle with issues centred mainly around drug/alcohol misuse and poor mental health which were triggers for his offending. … Continue reading “Life worth living after Probation” – A Service Users Perspective

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Alcohol Awareness NI Week

This week is Alcohol Awareness NI Week 2021. It gives us all an opportunity to take a closer look at our drinking habits. Assistant Director for Programmes and Interventions, Jill Grant states: “We have found that one of the biggest influences on whether someone will reoffend is their misuse of drugs & alcohol. Tackling this … Continue reading Alcohol Awareness NI Week

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Social Distancing Device Helps Us Deliver Community Service

PBNI has been continuing to deliver services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most important elements of our work is supervising community service orders. People subject to these orders have an opportunity to give back to their local communities by carrying out unpaid work. Niall McEvoy, Assistant Director for Rural, said: “Throughout the last … Continue reading Social Distancing Device Helps Us Deliver Community Service

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A Day in the Life – Of a Probation Services Officer

Joanne McMullan is a Community Service Probation Service Officer with the North Antrim team based in the PBNI Ballymena office covering Ballymena, Antrim and Larne. I have been a Community Service Probation Service Officer for the past three years, and before that I worked in Programmes for almost thirteen years. I decided on a career … Continue reading A Day in the Life – Of a Probation Services Officer

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