30th March 2015
The Irish Probation Service have released their strategy for 2015 - 2017.
In it, they list five strategic goals, being:
IPRT acknowledges these as good aims for the probation service, however the inclusion of a specific strategy for the assessment and management of young offenders aged 18 - 21 would be very helpful, as this age group could greatly benefit from appropriate community sanctions and rehabilitative measures. IPRT is currently running the Turnaround Youth campaign, to better provide for this age group and break the cycle of offending.