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 South Belfast Area Manager, talking about how her team is delivering essential services in South Belfast during COVID 19

Probation during Covid: Area Manager Melissa Spence on delivering essential services in the community

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. My name is Melissa Spence and I co-manage the South East Belfast probation team. Throughout the past seven weeks with the Coronavirus pandemic we have implemented new ways of remote … Continue reading Probation during Covid: Area Manager Melissa Spence on delivering essential services in the community

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

Annie McAnallen, PBNI Learning and Development, talking about how she is delivering training to staff during COVID-19

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

Annie McAnallen is a Probation Officer who works within PBNI’s Learning and Development unit delivering continuous professional development to Probation staff In March it was all hands on deck to transform PBNI’s 10 day Induction programme into a new ‘lock-down friendly’ induction experience for almost 30 new probation officers due to start in June. I … Continue reading A Day in the Life – Delivering Training to Probation Staff during COVID-19

Paul Wiseman, Probation Officer in North Antrim team, talking about how he continues to deliver essential services during COVID 19

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

Paul Wiseman is a Probation Officer based in the North Antrim area. I supervise service users who are subject to court orders or on licence following release from custody.  I am responsible for writing court reports and taking action if people do not comply with court orders. PBNI moved very quickly when social distancing measures … Continue reading A Day in the Life – Delivering Rehabilitation in North Antrim during COVID-19

A Probation Officer interviewing someone under supervision during Covid 19

Probation Adapting Practice To Deliver Services To Keep People Safe

The Probation Board for Northern Ireland has been adapting its practice during COVID-19 to ensure that it is able to deliver essential services and continue its work rehabilitating and resettling people into communities. Director of Operations Hugh Hamill said: “Throughout Northern Ireland probation has streamlined our offices into six operational hubs where high risk individuals … Continue reading Probation Adapting Practice To Deliver Services To Keep People Safe

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