IPRT Strategic Plan 2023-2026
In developing the Strategic Plan 2023-2026, IPRT completed a thorough review of our achievements, conducted several workshops to develop key foundational statements including our vision, mission and values and interviewed key stakeholders about IPRT’s work.
We felt it was particularly important to engage with key audiences and stakeholders including those with direct lived experience, so as part of the process of creating the plan, we held focus groups in the Progression Unit in Mountjoy and with women from the BRIO Programme in the SAOL project as well as holding a session to present the draft plan to our members.
All of our activities are informed by the Vision, Mission and Values of the Organisation.
IPRT’s two strategic goals for 2023–2026 are:
- We campaign for a progressive criminal justice system that upholds human rights. We do this through research, advocacy and changing attitudes.
- We continue to develop a sustainable, well-governed, independent organisation.
IPRT has identified the following as the areas for action to bring about the long-term goals we wish to achieve:
- Upholding human rights and respect for human dignity in Ireland’s criminal justice system for adults and young people.
- Promoting effective alternatives to prison, where prison is only used as a measure of last resort.
- Championing a criminal justice system that has social integration at its core.
- Changing attitudes and challenging misconceptions about people in the criminal justice system among the public, policy officials, politicians, media and the legal community, including the judiciary.
- Creating and sharing innovative solutions through strategic engagement, networking, and mobilising others.
- Maintaining transparency and good governance in how we operate internally as an organisation and with members, our Board and stakeholders.
- IPRT will be a great place to work with a high-performing team and where staff feel valued.
- IPRT will continue to be a sustainable and independent organisation.
The full IPRT Strategic Plan 2023-2026 can be downloaded here.