Today marks PBNI’s 400th Board meeting since the Board was first established in 1982. Speaking at today’s Board meeting Chairman Vilma Patterson said: “The 400th Board meeting is an opportunity to mark the contribution made by the Board to reducing reoffending and building safer communities in Northern Ireland over the last 36 years. “The Probation … Continue reading Probation Board marks its 400th meeting
PBNI held a lunchtime seminar on ‘Rehabilitation’ under the theme of Justice in Transition on 4th June at 12pm in PBNI Headquarters. The seminar focused on how mental health interventions and PBNI Programmes contribute to rehabilitation.
Extern, the leading social justice charity, will this week celebrate the launch of its new cross-border ‘Positive Learning’ project for the North West region.
The third annual probation seminar took place on 15 March 2018 at the Long Gallery in Stormont Parliament Buildings, Belfast.
A new pilot, focussed on changing the behaviours of those who are convicted of domestic violence related offences, has been launched today at Londonderry Magistrates’ Court. The pilot will allow the Judge to refer offenders – who have been convicted of a domestic violence or abuse offence – to an intensive and innovative new Domestic … Continue reading New pilot programme aims to tackle root cause of domestic violence
Today an Evaluation report of the Enhanced Combination Order was launched.
The eighth annual Cross-Border Public Protection Advisory Group (PPAG) Seminar is being held in Belfast today, Friday 10th November 2017.
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The North-South Social Innovation Network Steering Committee, of which the Probation Service and Probation Board for Northern Ireland are members, held a half-day workshop on 12th June dedicated to the sharing of skills and experiences in the areas of Social Enterprise and Social Innovation by the Justice agencies, including the Irish Prison Service and the Northern Ireland Prison Service. Read more about this event by following the link above to the Centre for Cross Border Studies website.
Figures compiled for 2016/17 by Probation show that offenders on Community Service in the Derry, Limavady and Strabane area have completed 10,300 hours of unpaid work to benefit local communities. That is worth around £77,250 of work to help local communities in across the North West.