Over the Christmas period we know that sale and consumption of alcohol increases. It is timely to remember the impact that alcohol and drug abuse can have on people’s lives. PBNI’s Director of Rehabilitation, Dr Geraldine O’Hare stated: “Within Probation 76% of people who are on supervision are assessed as having an alcohol or drug … Continue reading Probation’s Intensive Programme Challenges Criminal Behaviour related to Drugs And Alcohol
Santa Claus was helped by Community Service as he visited the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children to deliver some festive joy to the children. Now in its Eighteenth year, Michael Maitland, Probation Services Officer, has worked closely with Santa, Community Service and the Royal Belfast Hospital to bring a little Christmas cheer to kids … Continue reading Probation’s Community Service help Santa at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the Rt. Hon Karen Bradley MP has announced a number of appointments to the Probation Board for Northern Ireland. In the absence of Northern Ireland Ministers, these appointments were made possible by the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Act 2018, which received Royal Assent … Continue reading New members appointed to the Probation Board by Secretary of State
The ninth annual Cross-Border Public Protection Advisory Group (PPAG) Seminar is being held in the Probation Service Headquarters in Smithfield Dublin today, Friday 23rd November 2018. The Seminar themed “New Challenges and New Solutions across the Criminal Justice System, North and South” provides an opportunity for all the agencies working in the field of public … Continue reading PPAG Seminar: ‘New Challenges and New Solutions across the Criminal Justice System, North and South’
Cheryl Lamont Probation CEO with Francis Fitzsimons JAM Card holder and Emma Fitzsimons NOW Group trainer. Probation becomes JAM Card Friendly by training its staff to respond to the Just A Minute card carried by people with learning difficulties and communication barriers.
Today, the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Cllr Howard Thornton, officially opened the new office for Probation. The new office is located in the Sperrin Centre along with other Justice partner organisations such as the Youth Justice Agency. Probation supervises a number of people on community sentences within the Omagh area to guide … Continue reading Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Chair opens Probation’s new office in Sperrin Centre
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.