The Probation Service protects the public and create safer communities by helping offenders to desist from committing more crime. We have a strong record of reducing re-offending, managing offenders safely in the community, reintegrating prisoners after release and of providing an effective, efficient and value for money service. We have many success stories of offenders whom we have helped reintegrate into society, as well as statistics that show what we do works.
Meet the Director and Deputy Directors of the Probation Service
Vivian Geiran was appointed Director of the Probation Service with effect from the 8th of August, 2012. He joined the Probation Service, as a Probation Officer, in 1987 and filled a variety of roles at different levels, up to his appointment as Director of Operations in 2006, the position he held at the time of his appointment as Director. Vivian is a registered social worker, and prior to joining the Probation Service, worked as a local authority social worker in Dublin. He is a member of the Parole Board, and also chairs the Council for Penological Co-operation (PC-CP) of the Council of Europe.
Ita Burke is a Deputy Director in the Probation Service and has overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of Operations in the Probation Service. Ita has overall responsibility for the delivery of the assessment and supervision of offenders in the community referred to the Probation Service by the Courts and on release from Prison. This includes development of Service policy, oversight of probation services to offenders, development and implementation of practice standards, and governance of the Service’s network of Community Based Organisations.
Una Doyle was appointed Deputy Director of the Probation Service , November 2015, with responsibility for Corporate Services. Una joined the Probation Service, as a Probation Officer, in 1995 and filled a variety of roles at different levels. These include working as a Probation officer and Senior probation officer in both community and prison settings before being appointed as Regional Manager for the West, North West and Westmeath Region. Una also held national responsibility for Young Persons Probation, Human Resources and Learning and Development. Una is a registered social worker, and prior to joining the Probation Service, worked as a social worker with the Eastern Health Board in Dublin's inner city.
The Probation Service Organisational Structure