The Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) is a non-departmental public body established by the Probation Board (Northern Ireland) Order 1982.
The Communications Strategy 2013-16 which was approved by the Board, has an overarching aim of encouraging engagement and consultation with internal and external audiences to increase understanding, awareness and confidence in PBNI and the criminal justice sector. The strategy is underpinned by the need to be open and transparent and engage with the media and the wider community about the elements of probation’s work that it is legal and practical to do so.
In order to meet this aim there are key objectives contained within the communications plan and PBNI Business Plan 2014-15 to utilise the external Website and internal Intranet operated by PBNI more effectively.
The website and intranet are operated by the Communications Unit. The website is used as a forum to publicise the majority of information within PBNI.