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September 2010 Archives (News & Press Releases)

1st September 2010

Inspector of Prisons calls for new courts system

The Inspector of Prisons has called for a new courts system which would address the causes of criminality rather than criminalise offenders, reports Cormac O'Keeffe in the 'Irish Examiner'. Read more

White Paper on Crime: Criminal Sanctions

The Dept of Justice and Law Reform has published the overview of responses received to the second consultation of the White Paper on Crime: Criminal Sanctions. Read more

Reintegration of Prisoners in Ireland: New Research Findings

An article featured in the Irish Probation journal, which is co-authored by Agnieszka Martynowicz and Martin Quigley, presents the findings of a study of the provision of reintegration support for prisoners leaving custody in Ireland which was carried out for IPRT. Read more

15th September 2010

Conference: "Shifting Focus - From Criminal Justice to Social Justice"

Instead of throwing increasing amounts of taxpayers’ money at an ineffective prison system, we should be investing in communities by way of prevention and early intervention strategies, addressing the marginalization associated with offending behaviour, and thereby reducing crime. Read more

23rd September 2010

“Build better communities not bigger prisons” – IPRT, Barnardos and IAYPIC

MEDIA ADVISORY: Informed by a shared commitment to combating social injustice and to building safer communities, IPRT, Barnardos and IAYPIC have come together to call for a shift in focus and resources to addressing the marginalisation associated with offending behaviour. Read more

30th September 2010

RADE: Recovery through Art, Drama and Education

RADE (Recovery through Art, Drama and Education) are hosting two events. The first is a Retrospective Art Exhibition (NCAD, until 23 Oct) and the second is a film screening for Social Inclusion Week (18-22 Oct 2010) on 20 Oct, 2010. Read more

Upcoming Events: Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development

The ACJRD are hosting two events during October. The first of these is an education seminar on Tuesday 5 October 2010. This is followed by the ACJRD's thirteenth annual conference on Friday 15 October 2010. Read more