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

Roisin Leckey, Victim Information Unit Area Manager, talking about how her unit is still delivering essential services to victims during COVID 19

Probation during Covid: Victim Information Unit Manager Roisin Leckey on delivering essential services to victims of crime

Probation Board for Northern Ireland Victim Information Unit Manager, Roisin Leckey talks about how Probation continues its  work with victims of crime during COVID-19. Hello, my name is Roisin Leckey and I am the Probation Area Manager for the Victim Information Unit. The Victim Information Unit delivers three Victim Information Schemes, the first one is the Probation … Continue reading Probation during Covid: Victim Information Unit Manager Roisin Leckey on delivering essential services to victims of crime

Kirsten McFarland, PBNI Forensic Psychologist, talking about how she is delivering essential mental health services during COVID 19

Probation during Covid: Forensic Psychologist on delivering essential Psychology services

Probation Board for Northern Ireland Forensic Psychologist Kirsten McFarland talks about how Probation’s Psychology work continues during COVID-19. Hi, my name is Kirsten McFarland and I am a Forensic Psychologist in training within the PBNI Psychology Department. As a result of lockdown and similar to staff across the organisation, the PBNI Psychology Department has had to … Continue reading Probation during Covid: Forensic Psychologist on delivering essential Psychology services

Melissa Spence, PBNI Prisons Manager, talking about how her team is delivering essential services during COVID 19

Probation during Covid: Prison Manager Catherine Gregg on delivering rehabilitation & resettlement services

Probation Board for Northern Ireland Prison Manager Catherine Gregg talks about how Probation work continues during COVID-19 to deliver rehabilitation & resettlement services along with partners. Hi my name is Catherine Gregg, and I am an area manager currently based at Magilligan prison. Before Covid 19, my daily work day included going to Magilligan every day … Continue reading Probation during Covid: Prison Manager Catherine Gregg on delivering rehabilitation & resettlement services

Susan McBride, PBNI Business Support Manager, talking about how her team is supporting frontline staff deliver essential services during COVID 19

A Day in the Life – Delivering Support to Probation Staff during COVID-19

My name is Susan McBride and I am a Business Support Manager, in Probation’s Down & Ards team.  I also cover HMP Maghaberry, Hydebank Wood College and Belfast Community Service teams. The role of a Business Support Manager in probation, involves supporting all staff, whether that be help with systems, technical equipment, or addressing any … Continue reading A Day in the Life – Delivering Support to Probation Staff during COVID-19

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