Request for Proposal for Interim Editor - Irish Probation Journal

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The Probation Board for Northern Ireland and the Probation Service hereby invites a request for proposal from suitably qualified person(s) to:

  1. Act as the Interim Editor of the of the Irish Probation Journal (IPJ) for the 2024 edition.
  2. Review and make recommendations for future direction of the Journal, ensuring  the continuation of a high quality criminological and criminal justice journal.


The Probation Service is an agency of the Department of Justice. Our goal is to provide quality offender assessment and supervision to the Courts, the Irish Prison Service and the Parole Board and to prioritise what we do to improve public safety and reduce re-offending.

Further information on the Probation Service is available on our website at 

Probation is a central part of the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland. PBNI works to address the causes of offending to help prevent people coming back into the system again and protects the public from harm caused by re-offending. The services we provide enables individuals to change their behaviour which in turn reduces the likelihood of reoffending, reduces the numbers of victims, and makes communities safer. 

More information is available at 


Any response with a formal proposal to this ‘Request for Proposal’ should be sent by email to and “Proposal  -  Irish Probation Journal” clearly marked in the subject field.

All proposals must arrive by Friday 2nd February 2024.  Proposals not submitted on time will be excluded. 

Queries relating to this ‘Request for Proposal’ and any of the requirements specified therein, should be addressed via email to the above email address. All requests for clarification in respect of this document must be received on or before 26 January 2024.  Verbal requests for information will not be accepted.