23rd May 2018
[IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone and Senior Research and Policy Projects Manager Michelle Martyn. Photo: Oireachtas TV.]
IPRT appeared before the Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care on 23 May 2018. Representatives from the Irish Prison Service, National Forensic Mental Health Service, and Oberstown Children Detention Campus also made presentations to the Committee.
In our submission, we made a number of recommendations for change before, during and after prison, including:
IPRT's Opening Statement to the Joint Committee is available here.
A transcript of the hearing is available here and a video of the proceedings can be viewed here.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.