Community Service helps out in Coalisland

Coalisland’s Brackaville Church of Ireland has had help from Probation’s Community Service squads, to tidy and decorate the church for the local congregation. The work involves service users clearing up around the grounds of the church and car park. It is very important during winter, so leaves and debris don’t create hazards for church goers. … Continue reading Community Service helps out in Coalisland

Probation helps Women ‘Dress for Success’

Probation helps women ‘Dress for Success’ The Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) has worked in partnership with Women’s Aid for many years in tackling domestic abuse. The Dress for Success initiative is an exciting and innovative project that empowers all women into the workplace from positions of disadvantage. This partnership with Dress for Success … Continue reading Probation helps Women ‘Dress for Success’

Gillian Montgomery, Director of Operations, speaking with a service user about the Service User Involvement Forum

Probation Develops New Approach to Service User Engagement

The Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) has developed a new approach to service user engagement that aims to rehabilitate people and make communities safer. Director of Operations Gillian Montgomery explains; “Our aim is to change lives for safer communities and we believe people have the capacity to change. In order for that to happen … Continue reading Probation Develops New Approach to Service User Engagement

Justice Family brings Hope to families at Christmas Time

The Prison Fellowship NI received an early Christmas present from the Northern Ireland Prison Service and Probation Board NI this morning, as they received a sack full of toys to support their festive appeal. The Christmas Hope appeal, held annually by the Prison Fellowship, provides much-needed help for the families and children of those in … Continue reading Justice Family brings Hope to families at Christmas Time

Justice Minister launches consultation on review of Probation Board for Northern Ireland

Justice Minister Naomi Long has launched a consultation on a review of the status and governance of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI). The review considered options for the future status of PBNI and proposes that it should continue to be an independent arm’s-length body. The review also considered the size of PBNI’s Board … Continue reading Justice Minister launches consultation on review of Probation Board for Northern Ireland

Probation’s Aspire wins Criminal Justice Innovation Award

Probation is delighted to announce we have won the 10th Anniversary Criminal Justice Award by the Centre for Justice Innovation. This award acknowledges the extraordinary work carried out by frontline workers venturing to make a fairer and more effective justice system, through innovating positive outcomes and projects to help service users. Probation’s Aspire Programme was … Continue reading Probation’s Aspire wins Criminal Justice Innovation Award

Director of Operations Talks About Service User Involvement

Probation is committed to promoting and supporting effective service user involvement to inform our policy and practice. There are many reasons for Service Users to play a more active role in the services they use. Service users have direct experience of Probation services and can provide important feedback. They can also bring unique insights to … Continue reading Director of Operations Talks About Service User Involvement

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’

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