The Strategic Oversight of PPANI
The Strategic Management Board meets on a quarterly basis and is chaired by a senior representative from the PSNI, the Probation Board and the Prison Service on a three year rotational basis. The Prison Service currently holds this position. The role of the chair is to facilitate discussion between Strategic Management Board members and in doing so promote, drive and encourage the strategic oversight of the operation of the arrangements in line with the Guidance provided by the Department of Justice under Article 50 of the Criminal Justice (NI) Order 2008. The chair does not carry accountability for decisions made by the board. Accountability rests with the individual agencies involved with delivering their role in the public protection arrangements in Northern Ireland.