Gillian Montgomery, Assistant Director, along with NIACRO staff discussing the "Transitions" project, a mentoring service for men and women being released from custody.

TRANSITIONS PROGRAMME LAUNCHED TO AID RESETTLEMENT OF PRISONERS IN COMMUNITY

The Probation Board for Northern Ireland and NIACRO have partnered to establish a mentoring service for men and women being released from custody to assist in their resettlement into the community.   The project ‘Transitions’ is available to men over 30 and women leaving custody. It will provide assistance to people in the 16 weeks after … Continue reading TRANSITIONS PROGRAMME LAUNCHED TO AID RESETTLEMENT OF PRISONERS IN COMMUNITY

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PROBATION ENCOURAGES VICTIMS OF CRIME TO SIGN UP TO INFORMATION SCHEME

The Probation Board for Northern Ireland has worked directly with over 2000 victims of crime through its Victim Information Scheme based in Lisburn.   It has also facilitated almost 100 restorative interventions which evidence shows can prevent reoffending in the future and enable victims to have their voices heard. Assistant Director Ruth McKelvey stated: “The public … Continue reading PROBATION ENCOURAGES VICTIMS OF CRIME TO SIGN UP TO INFORMATION SCHEME

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NEW PROBATION PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE RAPID RESPONSE TO ADDICTIONS

The Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) is partnering with ‘ASCERT’,  a Northern Ireland based charity, to provide a ‘Rapid Response Addiction Service’ to people under probation supervision. The purpose of this partnership, which will commence at the beginning of November, is to ensure there is a ‘Rapid Response Service’ so that service users presenting … Continue reading NEW PROBATION PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE RAPID RESPONSE TO ADDICTIONS

Cheryl Lamont, Probation Board for Northern Ireland Chief Executive, and Stephen Hamilton, PBNI Assistant Director, pick up the top accolade in the Confederation of European Probation awards from Gerry McNally, CEP President, for Probation Board for Northern Ireland's Enhanced Combination Order - an intensive community order and alternative to short prison sentence.

Probation Board wins European Accolade for Enhanced Combination Order

The Probation Board for Northern Ireland’s Enhanced Combination Order (ECO) Project has won a prestigious award for its outstanding contribution to rehabilitation in a European wide competition.   The Award in the Rehabilitation in the Community category was presented to PBNI representatives at the CEP (Confederation of European Probation) General Assembly official dinner on Thursday 23rd … Continue reading Probation Board wins European Accolade for Enhanced Combination Order

A packed Long Gallery for the Probation Board for Northern Ireland Justice Conference which took place on 27 September 2019, opened by Paul Frew MLA

Probation Board Working with Partners to Improve Outcomes for Communities

The role of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland is to lead in the reduction of re-offending by tackling the root causes of offending and rehabilitating people.   In order to do this effectively Probation aims to work with a range of partners across the justice system, wider government and the community and voluntary sectors. Probation … Continue reading Probation Board Working with Partners to Improve Outcomes for Communities

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Probation seeks views of the public on the delivery of services

PROBATION SEEKS VIEWS OF PUBLIC ON DELIVERY OF SERVICES Today the Probation Board for Northern Ireland is seeking the public’s views on how to help shape the future of probation services in NI. This consultation is part of the development of PBNI’s Corporate Plan for 2020-23 which will set out the strategic direction for the … Continue reading Probation seeks views of the public on the delivery of services

Hugh Hamill, Director of Operations; Roisin Muldoon, Assistant Director; Cllr Sean Bateson, Chairman of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council; Grainne Teague, Area Manager; Dale Ashford QFSM, Board Chair; and Catherine Teggart, Head of Finance at the official opening of the PBNI Coleraine office.

Mayor Officially Opens Probation’s New Office in Coleraine

The Chair of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Cllr Sean Bateson, officially opened the new office for Probation. The new office is in a central location in the Diamond. Probation supervises a number of people on community sentences within the Coleraine area to guide their rehabilitation and reintegration back into the community.   A community … Continue reading Mayor Officially Opens Probation’s New Office in Coleraine

Dave Wall, Probation Board Policy and Practice Committee Chair; Gillian Montgomery, Probation Assistant Director; Dale Ashford QFSM, Probation Board Chair; Cheryl Lamont, Probation Chief Executive; and Geraldine Hanna, Victim Support NI Chief Executive, at the Probation Board lunchtime seminar “The Voice of Victims”. The capacity audience heard about the issues surrounding victims of crime and how Probation assists those victims through its Victim Information Unit. Picture John Murphy Aurora PA.

Probation holds lunchtime seminar “The Voice of Victims”

PBNI held a lunchtime seminar “The Voice of Victims” on 21st February at 12pm in Probation Board Headquarters. The seminar was to mark European Victims of Crime Day which takes place on 22nd February 2019. The capacity full seminar saw Gillian Montgomery, Probation Assistant Director and Geraldine Hanna, Victim Support NI Chief Executive, speak about the issues surrounding … Continue reading Probation holds lunchtime seminar “The Voice of Victims”

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Probation’s Intensive Programme Challenges Criminal Behaviour related to Drugs And Alcohol

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