Press Release announcing PBNI grant award
Community Restorative Justice Ireland IS WORKING WITH THE PROBATION SERVICE TO CHANGE LIVES FOR SAFER COMMUNITIES
Community Restorative Justice Ireland is working alongside the Probation Board for Northern Ireland in a partnership which will help make communities in Northern Ireland safer.
Community Restorative Justice Ireland has received funding from the Probation Board to assist it deliver Enhanced Combination Orders (ECOs) Programme which aims to divert offenders from short-term custodial sentences by offering individuals an existing community option in a more intensive package with a focus on rehabilitation, reparation, restorative practice and desistance. This is CRJI’s seventh year supporting the delivery of this pilot programme; facilitating the restorative aspects of this work and working in close partnership with other agencies to offer a tailored wrap around service to clients with multiple needs.
Chief Executive of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland Amanda Stewart said:
“PBNI works in partnership with a range of organisations across the community and voluntary sector and we are delighted to be in partnership with Community Restorative Justice Ireland in order to assist us to reduce reoffending.
PBNI is committed to working in every community in Northern Ireland. We are also committed to working in partnership. Indeed we believe that in order to rehabilitate and resettle those who have offended we must work collaboratively. This partnership will help us carry out our role of changing lives for safer communities.”
Jim Mc McCarthy of Community Restorative Justice Ireland has welcomed the funding provided by the Probation Board for Northern Ireland and said:
“We welcome this partnership with PBNI which is an organisation with its roots in every community in Northern Ireland. Through this partnership we will be doing our part with PBNI in changing lives for safer communities and we look forward to working together with probation into the future.”