Young adults are more responsive to rehabilitative measures than older adults – but the wrong interventions can limit opportunities and deepen offending behaviour. Alternative sentencing and policy approaches are needed to reduce the offending rate among young adults.
4th July 2023
Oberstown has published its annual report for the year 2022. The report outlines a number of key developments made in providing care for young people in custody, in addition to progression pathways for those leaving the facility.
9th February 2023
Following the recent examination of Ireland under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, IPRT responds to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) Concluding Observations.
24th January 2023
MEDIA RELEASE: IPRT, in attending the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) in Geneva, highlighted the need for urgent Government action on youth justice and children with a family member in prison in Ireland.
18th January 2023
IPRT appreciates the opportunity to make this submission to the Department of Justice, as part of its public consultation on the topic of diversion paths for young adults aged 18–24. The Department’s...
21st June 2022
CSO reoffending data show that almost 62.3% of people released from prison in 2016 re-offended within three years of their release. The data indicates that 44.6% of people released from prison in 2019 reoffended in the year following their release.
23rd May 2022
IPRT Executive Director Saoirse Brady was a panel respondent at this important Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and the Children’s Rights Alliance webinar.
21st January 2022
IPRT was invited by the Joint Committee on Justice to make a written submission on the topic of 'Anti-Social Behaviour'.
12th August 2021
The Mid-Year Progress Report on Justice Plan 2021 was published in August, and details the progress made so far to achieve 5 goals - or 240 actions - identified in the Justice Action Plan 2021 published earlier this year.
25th June 2021
New figures published by the CSO find that almost 62% of people released from prison in 2015 re-offended within three years. In response, the IPRT is calling for the Government to introduce a statutory obligation on agencies co-operate around prisoner release.
15th April 2021
IPRT welcomes many of the evidence-led plans set out in the new Youth Justice Strategy, however, concern remains over certain proposals.