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Ebulletin #79

23rd April 2015

  1. Introduction
  2. Turnaround Youth - Launch
  3. Hand Up for Children
  4. Upcoming events
  5. Join IPRT and support our work!
  6. Contact

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Dear Members and Friends,

Just a short 'newsflash' edition of the ebulletin this month, with an official 'save the date' notice for Tuesday 12th May 2015, when we will launch our new 'Turnaround Youth' Report - this is the first in a series of events and activities, in which we are making the case for a distinct approach for 18-24s who come into contact with the criminal justice system. We really hope you will join us for what we believe is a very exciting new strand to our solutions-focused work.

You can also find out about the Hands Up for Children campaign, which IPRT is delighted to support, along with other upcoming events which might be of interest to IPRT members and supporters, including the launch of the Le Chéile strategy 'Inspiring Change, Transforming Lives'.

Finally, you can find how you can support IPRT by becoming a member - if you haven't already!

Turnaround Youth - Launch

Young adult offenders ~ the case for a distinct approach

IPRT is delighted to announce that the launch of our Turnaround Youth Project and Report will take place on Tuesday 12th May 2015 in the Irish Film Institute, Dublin 2.

This report presents the case for the differential treatment of 18-24 year-olds who come in contact with the criminal justice system, and is grounded in emerging evidence, best practice, and informed by input from young people with experience of the issues.

Venue: Irish Film Institute, Eustace St, Dublin 2 (Temple Bar)
Date: Tues 12th May 2015
Time: 10.30-12.00 followed by tea, coffee and pastries

To register for this event, please sign up online or email Marie Therese on mtpower@iprt.ie

We hope to see you there!

Hands Up for Children!

Hands up for Children

IPRT is delighted to be part of the Hands Up for Children campaign, which believes that smart investment in children is the best way to secure Ireland’s future. The campaign aims to ensure that Prevention and Early Intervention is included as a priority in the next programme for government.

In particular, the campaign is calling for an increased investment in prevention and early intervention for children and families, and a commitment to gradually realigning resources from crisis driven interventions to preventative ones. It is cost effective to intervene early. Prevention is better than cure.

Hands Up for Children is an initiative of the Prevention and Early Intervention Network (of which IPRT is a member) and all interested organisations and individuals can sign up as campaign partners and supporters. Follow the campaign on twitter: https://twitter.com/Handup4children

Campaign Event

An information event about the campaign will be held in April, to which everyone is welcome.

Date: Wednesday April 29th
Time: 12.30 pm - 2.00 pm
Venue: The Alexander Hotel, 41-47 Fenian Street, Dublin 2.

Speakers will include:John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy Prison and IPRT Advocate; Norah Gibbons, Tusla; Tanya Ward, Children's Rights Alliance; Marian Quinn, Chair, Prevention and Early Intervention Network

BOOK HERE: http://bit.ly/1yuDvYG

For further details contact Winnie Donoghue: winnie@pein.ie / 01- 4160525

Upcoming events

28th April 2015: Social Entrepreneurs Ireland - Building an Inclusive Recovery

The next event in SEI's Impact Series will focus on the theme “Building an Inclusive Recovery”. Full details available at: http://socialentrepreneurs.ie

29th April 2015: Hands Up for Children - Campaign launch

An information event about the campaign of the Prevention and Early Intervention Network will take place on 29th April in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin 2. Full details above.

5th May 2015: Le Chéile Strategy Launch 

Le Chéile will launch their new strategy, 'Inspiring Change, Transforming Lives' in the Printworks, Dublin Castle at 4.30pm on Tuesday, 5th May 2015. Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, T.D. will officially launch the strategy at the event, which also marks Le Chéile's 10th anniversary of working with young people who offend and their families. Register for the event here.

12th May 2015: IPRT Launch of Turnaround Youth

IPRT will launch our Turnaround Youth Project & Report on Tuesday 12th May 2015 in the Irish Film Institute, Dublin 2. Full details above.

~ We need YOU ~

IPRT needs your help to continue our work

At IPRT we truly appreciate the support of all our friends and members. Without your support our work simply would not be possible.

If you value the contribution IPRT has made over recent years, and believe that our work towards a more fair, just penal policy in Ireland should continue, please show your support by becoming a member, renewing your membership or making a donation.

You can find out more about what we have achieved and how we have achieved it here.

There are many other ways that you can become involved in the movement for progressive penal reform in Ireland. Find out here.

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