Irish Penal Reform Trust

This consultation, launched by Minister for Justice Ms Helen McEntee TD, is a welcome opportunity for people to engage directly in the reform of legislation that has a profound impact on their lives, their families, and their communities. See our response here.

IPRT conducted a small-scale survey of people with a family member in prison in Ireland during COVID-19 restrictions. We hope the results will go some way towards raising awareness of the issues faced by children and families with a relative in prison. See the results and IPRT's analysis here.

The COVID-19 crisis is an unprecedented national public health situation for all society, including the prison community. Resources, international perspectives, and updates from IPRT are gathered here.

We believe the Youth Justice Strategy presents an opportunity to create a vision and pathway for a world-leading youth justice system in Ireland. Read our full submission.

Justice proposals in the Programme for Government offer a strong basis for a joined-up approach that is led by the evidence of what works to prevent and reduce crime, support victims, improve rehabilitation, and reduce inequalities. Here's what IPRT has to say.

The work we do, simply put, would not be possible without the support of our members. Support our advocacy by becoming a member today.

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Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.



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