Established in 1994, the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) is Ireland's leading non governmental organisation campaigning for rights in the penal system and the progressive reform of Irish penal policy.
IPRT publishes a wide range of policy positions and research documents; we campaign vigorously across a wide range of penal policy issues; and we have established IPRT as the leading independent voice in public debate on the Irish penal system.
We have three priority areas of work:
We work towards progressive change through:
Advocacy based on research and evidence-led policies
Raising awareness of the work of IPRT and of penal reform issues
Working constructively with others
Download IPRT's Strategic Plan 2017 - 2021 here.
IPRT undertook an evaluation of our work in 2010, with a view to setting out priority areas of activity for our next strategic plan. This process has culminated in the IPRT Strategic Plan 2011-2015.
IPRT has identified ten priority areas on which we will focus our research and campaign activities in 2008-10.
Annual reports on IPRT activities and developments in 2008-09, presented by IPRT Chair and IPRT Executive Director.
In 2008 IPRT undertook a review of our work with a view to bringing coherence and clarity of purpose to our activities. This process culminated in the IPRT Strategic Plan 2008-2010.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.