The PCA membership is drawn from the senior management teams of Probation Trusts. We also welcome as affiliated members probation services from other parts of the United Kingdom, with the Probation Board for Northern Ireland joining the PCA in 2011.
In October 2011 there were 297 individuals registered as members. We keep in touch with former PCA members, who have retired or left Probation, through PCA Friends. We aim to be an inclusive organisation, acting ethically and professionally, respecting and embracing the diversity of its members.
A network of portfolio policy groups led by volunteer PCA members covers key areas of probation policy and practice, developing the PCAs position on criminal justice issues generally and on the role and impact of probation in particular. The portfolio groups cover the following areas:
- Competition, commissioning, standards and performance
- Criminal Justice
- Professional Practice
- Research, Development and Innovation
- Resources and Staffing