Irish Penal Reform Trust

Round Up: IPRT 'Care and Justice' Report Launch

26th February 2019

Care and Justice Paula Mayock and Nicola Carr[Dr Paula Mayock and Dr Nicola Carr. Photo: Derek Speirs.]

On Tues 26th February, IPRT published our latest research report, which examines the over-representation of children in the care system in the criminal justice system, and makes clear recommendations on how the state can and should better support these children. The research was carried out by Dr Nicola Carr (University of Nottingham) and Dr Paula Mayock (Trinity College Dublin).

The Ombudsman for Children, Dr. Niall Muldoon, launched the report in the Ombudsman for Children’s Office at 4.30pm on Tuesday 26 February 2019.

Contributors at the event included: 

  • Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon
  • Michelle Martyn, Senior Research and Policy Manager, IPRT
  • Dr Nicola Carr, University of Nottingham and one of the co-authors of the report
  • Karla Charles, Policy Manager, EPIC
  • Pat Bergin, Campus Director, Oberstown Children Detention Campus
  • Gareth Noble, Partner, KOD Lyons

The report is now available online here.

Photos from the launch event are on Flickr



This project is funded by The Community Foundation for Ireland.

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