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March 2014 Archives (News & Press Releases)

4th March 2014

Ombudsman for Children's Office publish report on Children in Care

A report by the Ombudsman for Children's Office provides an overview and analysis of the repetitive issues and their root causes regarding the provision of services for children in care. Read more

5th March 2014

Visiting Committee Annual Report 2013 for Limerick Prison published

Minister Shatter published the Visiting Committee Annual Report 2013 for Limerick Prison today. Read more

6th March 2014

Accelerating rates of female imprisonment must be addressed with urgency in order to minimise harm to families and communities – IPRT

IPRT MEDIA ADVISORY:The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has today welcomed the joint commitment by The Probation Service and the Irish Prison Service to develop more effective gender-informed responses to offending by women. IPRT calls on both agencies to develop and implement a detailed plan of action with urgency. Read more

27th March 2014

“Proportionate, informed and timely interventions designed to meet the needs of women”- Prison Reform Trust

The Prison Reform Trust published “Brighter Futures: Working together to reduce women’s offending”. This briefing highlights the specific needs of women in contact with the criminal justice system and profiles existing initiatives and partnerships within the United Kingdom that seek to deal more effectively with women’s offending. Read more