The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee.
As a centre of excellence on probation practice, it applies rigorous standards to the assessment of research and best practice. The Institute provides professional leadership for probation workers, and all those who deliver services that protect the public and rehabilitate offenders. It acts to link probation professionals across the private, public and voluntary sectors.
Membership is open to individual practitioners concerned with the rehabilitation of offenders. Membership is inclusive to all staff, regardless of grade, employer or job role.
The Institute also actively invites a partner relationship with employers in the sector and other organisations or stakeholders in the criminal justice arena.
A summary about the Institute is also available in the form of Frequently Asked Questions.