15th July 2021
In Piecing it Together, IPRT re-examines key issues for children and families with a family member in prison, set against the current policy and legislative landscape, to see how much progress has been made to support the rights of children and families since IPRT’s ground-breaking report on the issue in 2012. The report finds that many of the recommendations made in 2012 have not been implemented.
The report is available here. See pages 5 – 8 for an overview of our recommendations.
Ombudsman for Children, Dr. Niall Muldoon, officially launched the report. While the launch took place virtually due to public health restrictions, we were pleased to invite contributions from esteemed speakers and respondents. A recording of the launch is available at the bottom of this page.
The event was Chaired by Fíona Ní Chinnéide (Executive Director, IPRT) and featured input, via letter, from a young person with experience of family member imprisonment.
The website for Action for Children and Families of Prisoners, which IPRT Co-Chairs, was also launched at the event. Visit www.actionforfamilies.ie to stay up to date with the work of the network.
This project is kindly supported by the Katharine Howard Foundation and St Stephen’s Green Trust
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.