Irish Penal Reform Trust

"Picking Up the Pieces": The Rights and Needs of Children and Families Affected by Imprisonment

19th November 2012

IPRT Children Imp Parents full coverThis IPRT research report details the rights, needs and experiences of families and children of prisoners. It follows extensive consultations with children, families, support services and the relevant agencies. It includes the voices of the families and children, voices that are rarely heard.

The report makes a number of key recommendations, directed at:

  • Government
  • An Garda Síochána
  • Courts and Courts Service
  • Irish Prison Service
  • Media
  • Department of Education
  • State and Academic Institutions

The report can be downloaded here or by clicking on the icon above.

IPRT would like to gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by the St Stephen's Green Trust for this project.

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