Information for People under Supervision

Every year we help people throughout NI change their lives and contribute to safer communities. At 30 June 2016 4,305 people were under probation supervision, of which 3,367 were in the community and 938 were in prisons.

This part of the website is for people who have been sentenced to probation supervision.  You can find out about the type of sentence you have been ordered to complete. You can also find out about PBNI Programmes.

This section is also aimed at the friends and family of people under supervision to give them information which will assist them in helping those subject to probation supervision complete their court order.

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Changing Lives App


PBNI have developed and launched a new App ‘Changing Lives’ for people under probation supervision. Create a journal to record how you are feeling on a day-to-day basis, and get useful information, advice and contacts to help with life on probation. The app can be downloaded on the Google Play and App stores for Android and Apple devices.

Click here to give feedback on the Changing Lives App

In 2016 Probation developed a mobile app called “Changing Lives”.  Changing lives is the first app developed specifically to help offenders in Northern Ireland to desist from crime and become rehabilitated. It has been recognized locally and internationally as an important tool in helping probation engage more effectively with service users.  Whilst designed to help offenders, it can be downloaded and used by anyone.

The app features a journal so that those on probation can keep track of any issues in their lives and share their progress or any challenges they face with their probation officer. The App also contains a number of sections – a calendar where appointments can be entered, a mental health section with advice and contacts for support services and an addiction section that sets out 10 tips for tackling addiction problems. There is a section for victims and a contacts section of the app enables people to ring directly through to probation staff as well as out of hours GP services, social services, housing, and others.

Available for both Apple and Android mobile devices, such as mobile phones, iPads, tablets, iPods, etc.

Probation sees this App as being innovative with potential for future development.

To this end Probation would be delighted if you would take a moment to give your feedback about the Changing Lives App.

  • or you can take the online surveyExternal link opens in new window. Either should take no more than 5 minutes of your time.

Your feedback is appreciated.


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Complaints leaflet (PDF)
Curfew and EM leaflet – Service Users (PDF)
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Juvenile Justice Centre Order leaflet (PDF)
Pre-Sentence Report leaflet (PDF)
Privacy Notice – How we handle your personal information (leaflet) (PDF)
Probation Order leaflet (PDF)
Request for Information / Your Right to Know leaflet (PDF)
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Specific Sentence Report leaflet (PDF)
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Useful Links
Addiction NIExternal link opens in new window
Northern Ireland Association for Mental HealthExternal link opens in new window