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  • Title: Help for Offenders | Help for Ex Offenders | IASIO | Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders |
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Client Profiles.. Links.. Call us: 01 8662722 / 01 8662720.. Search:.. About Us.. Board of Directors.. Staff Members.. Service Impacts.. Our videos.. Case Studies.. What We Do.. Our message to clients and employers.. IASIO.. The Linkage Service.. The GATE Service.. The Resettlement Service.. Site Seeking.. How Can We Help.. FAQs for Employers.. Useful Information.. Publications.. Information Leaflets.. News.. Contact Us.. You are here:.. Latest News.. Spent Convictions Bill.. The Chief Executive of IASIO Paddy Richardson welcomed the first step taken on 4th Ma.. Thursday May 31, 2012.. Chairman Welcomes attendance at inaugural Board meeting.. The Chairman of IASIO, Patrick Lynch, last week welcomed the Directors and the Board.. Thursday April 12, 2012.. Criminal Justice Programmes transfer to IASIO.. Thanks to the full cooperation of our programmes staff, the staff and Board of BITC a.. Monday April 2, 2012.. Welcome from the Chief Executive of IASIO Paddy Richardson.. Welcome, and thank you for visiting our website to find out more about our organisation IASIO – the Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders.. IASIO is a private limited company with charitable status established in January 2012 and builds on the legacy of Linkage, a Probation Service initiative created in 2000, in partnership with Business In The Community Ireland.. The success of  ...   and opportunity to do so.. Our strength lies in our ability to adapt to the changing needs of our funders and to the changing landscape of the external environment, while keeping the offender central throughout.. In this sense IASIO services represent an important bridge between the criminal justice system and the community, one that is unique in Ireland.. Most Popular Content.. Our Publications.. Our Core Services.. is the largest of our national employment programmes for offenders funded by The Probation Service.. Learn more.. The GATE Service,.. funded by the Irish Prison Service is a unique prison based ‘through-the-gate’ employment service that fosters stable resettlement and reintegration.. The Resettlement Service,.. funded by the Irish Prison Service is an innovative resettlement service that offers a ‘through-the-gate’ resettlement support to prisoners.. Where To Find Us.. Click the map to locate one of our services.. Our Videos.. Thinking of returning to education / training?.. View all videos.. Offender Resettlement.. to prevent recidivism amongst offenders returning from a custodial sentence.. Read more.. IASIO Contact Details.. Registered office:.. Block 3,.. Grove Court,.. Grove Road,.. Blanchardstown,.. Dublin 15.. About IASIO.. How Can We Help?.. Sitemap.. Privacy Statement.. Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders is a Company Limited by Guarantee.. Registered in Ireland No.. 508840.. Copyright © IASIO.. ie 2012..

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  • Title: Client Profiles | Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders (IASIO)
    Descriptive info: Thinking of returning to.. education / training?.. Taighe.. ‘Taighe’ is from the Mid –West region and in his early thirties.. Having left school after.. primary level, Taighe had no formal educational qualification and had literacy problems.. He was from a “bad” area, was involved with the “wrong” crowd in his local neighborhood,.. had a history of alcohol and drug misuse and became involved in crime.. While in prison, Taighe made the decision to change the course of his life as he wanted to provide for his family.. As a result, he was referred to IASIO and began to work with the TEO in his region.. Following meetings with his TEO, Taighe realised that he needed to obtain a qualification and, following a comprehensive assessment process which indicated his interests, aptitudes and current abilities, identified welding as the most realistic option that matched his personal circumstances and aspirations.. He then successfully applied for and secured a place in a Welding Course in his local training centre.. Doing this training has given him a sense of pride and achievement as well as a valued professional status, and he is now eager to put his new qualifications to use and find suitable employment.. Taighe’s TEO says “He originally had no qualifications, poor literacy, poor work history, was involved in criminal behavior and served  ...   as he had completed several computer certificates while in prison.. He still had over a year to go on his sentence, and his TEO helped him develop a positive sentence plan and supported him in applying to different colleges as well as applying to the Bank of Ireland Millennium Scholarship Fund.. Aaron was granted a Millennium Scholarship, which was not only essential for him financially but really helped boost his confidence.. He was accepted onto a Diploma Course in Computers in a Dublin college.. From there, he progressed onto the Degree Programme and is currently completing his Masters.. Aaron’s TEO is delighted with his success, “He has a fabulous future ahead of him.. This I do not claim the credit for, as Aaron is the one with the brains! For me as a TEO, he is living proof that with the holistic guidance provided by IASIO, those in prison can really have a future.. ”.. The clients profiled here have all worked with IASIO’S Training and Employment Officers (TEOs), and their stories represent not only the success of the service provided but the individual success of each client.. With the support and guidance offered by a TEO, the clients are able to transform their lives and these stories represent that journey.. We’re now working on realising his next goal.. employment!”..

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  • Title: Links | Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders (IASIO)
    Descriptive info: The Probation Service:.. www.. probation.. ie.. The Irish Prison Service:.. irishprisons.. Department of Justice:.. http://www.. inis.. gov.. ie/en/JELR/Pages/Home.. Garda Siochana:.. garda.. Le Cheile:.. lecheile.. Irish Penal Reform Trust:.. iprt.. Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development:.. acjrd.. Department of Social Protection:.. welfare.. ie/EN/Pages/default.. aspx.. Solas/FAS:.. fas.. ie/en/.. Department of Education:..  ...   Business and Employers Confederation, IBEC:.. ibec.. Small Firms Association, SFA:.. sfa.. The Institute of Guidance Counsellors:.. igc.. Citizen Information Centers:.. citizensinformation.. Health Service Executive:.. hse.. Business In The Community Ireland:.. bitci.. IASIO is a non-profit organisation specialising in the life planning, support and social inclusion of people with criminal convictions..

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  • Title: Board of Directors | Information for Offenders | IASIO |
    Descriptive info: 1.. Mr.. Patrick Lynch (Chairman).. Patrick Lynch, Chairman of Dublin City Enterprise Board is a former CEO of Shell Ireland and former Chairman of the state training agency FAS.. He was also Chairman of the Steering Committee for BITCI s Linkage programme.. 2.. Mrs.. Justice Catherine McGuinness.. Forum 2011 was chaired by the Chairperson of the National Council of the Forum on End of Life, Mrs.. She is a retired Supreme Court judge, and has been president of the Law Reform Commission.. She was born in Belfast and educated in Belfast and Dublin (Alexandra College, TCD and the King s Inns).. She was called to the Irish Bar in 1977.. In 1989 she was called to the Inner Bar, and called to the Bar of New South Wales in 1993.. Mrs Justice McGuinness has served on An Bord Uchtála (the Adoption Board), the Voluntary Health Insurance Board, the National Economic and Social Council, the Second Commission on the Status of Women, and has chaired the National Social Services Board, the Board of National College of Art and Design, the Employment Equality Agency, the Kilkenny Incest Investigation and the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation.. 3.. Dr.. Mary Rogan.. Mary Rogan, LL.. B (Dub), BCL (Oxf), PhD (Dub), PG Cert (Third Level Learning and Teaching) (DIT), Barrister-at-Law (King s Inns) graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a LLB (First Class Honours) before going on to study for the degree of BCL at University College, Oxford where she won the Simms Prize for the best performance in the Crime, Justice and Penal System examination.. Mary obtained a PhD which examined Prison Policy in Ireland 1922 1972 under the supervision of Professor Ivana Bacik at Trinity College, Dublin in 2008.. She is the author of Prison Policy in Ireland: Politics, Penal-Welfarism and Political Imprisonment, published by Routledge.. Mary was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2010, winning the James Murnaghan Memorial Prize.. She has also completed a PGCert in Third Level Learning and Teaching and the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre at  ...   of the Taoiseach’s Task Force on Active Citizenship.. John is Head of the Credit Review Office and Chairman of Translink.. John is also a member of the Board of Business In The Community Ireland and was chairman of the steering committees of the GATE and the Resettlement programmes since 2009 until they transferred to IASIO.. 5.. Tom Carey.. Tom has worked in community development, social care and childcare in both Britain and Ireland.. He gained a unique insight into social exclusions issues while working to establish community initiatives and local organisational structures aimed at combating these problems.. He has also served as a director of community development projects and as a board member of various community partnerships.. These experiences have given him a unique insight into the challenges presented in developing coordinated integrated responses to social problems.. 6.. Denis McHugh.. Denis worked with the Irish Prison Service for over 34 years and worked in Mountjoy prison for 7 years and spent 27 years working in Arbour Hill prison.. During his time working in Arbour Hill prison he worked as an industrial manager for 16 years.. He is currently a member of the board of directors on the Support After Homicide organisation.. He is also serving as a member of the Board of Management in the Holy Family National School in Rathcoole, Dublin.. Denis joined the board of IASIO because “As a former member of Management of Arbour Hill Prison for 16 years, in accepting this invitation from IASIO I saw this as an opportunity for me to play a role in the rehabilitation and integration of Offenders back into society, and that this integration would benefit the Offender, his family and the community at large in the future”.. The 28 highly experienced and professional staff have their development and history firmly rooted.. in the past 11 years under the Employment Programmes section of Business In The Community Ireland.. (www.. bitc.. ie).. The full transition of those programmes and staff from BITC to IASIO was completed on 30th March 2012..

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  • Title: Staff Members | Information for Ex Offenders | IASIO |
    Descriptive info: The 28 highly experienced and professional staff have their development and history firmly rooted in the past 11 years under the Employment Programmes section of Business In The Community Ireland.. The full transition of those programmes and staff from BITC to IASIO was completed on 30th March 2012.. Click the map to.. locate one of our.. facilities.. IASIO contact list.. The Linkage Service contact list, West, North West, Westmeath.. The Linkage Service contact list, Dublin North / North East.. The Linkage Service contact list, Dublin South / Wicklow.. The Linkage Service contact list, Midlands / South East.. The Linkage Service contact list, South West.. The Prison GATE Service contact list.. The Resettlement Service contact list.. Paddy Richardson.. ,.. Chief Executive,.. Block 3,.. Grove Court,.. Grove Road,.. Dublin 15.. T.. : 01 8662721.. E:.. prichardson@iasio.. Qualifications:.. MBA.. Diploma in Management Studies.. Diploma in Social Policy and Criminology.. Diploma in Rehabilitation Science.. Valerie Bonnie.. Administrator/IT Coordinator,.. Blanchardstown,.. T:.. 01 8662720 / 01 8662722.. vbonnie@iasio.. Diploma in Management for Community.. Organisations.. Aisling Bracken.. Administrator/ Volunteer Coordinator,.. 01 8662722 / 01 866 2720.. abracken@iasio.. Bachelor Agricultural Science degree in.. Landscape Horticulture.. Adrienne Higgins.. Programmes Manager.. The Probation Service.. Government Buildings.. Cranmore Road.. Sligo.. 071 914 5203.. F:.. 071 914 4840.. E.. :.. ahiggins@iasio.. BA in Behavioural Science.. MA in Forensic Psychology.. H.. Dip in Adult Guidance Counselling.. Post Grad in Public Management.. Qualified Psychological and Psychometrics Assessor.. Barry Owens.. Programmes Manager,.. Unit 10F,.. N5 Business Park,.. Moneen,.. Castlebar Probation Office.. : 094 9044210.. bowens@iasio.. Bachelor of Business Studies.. Certificate in Guidance Theory and Practice.. H Dip in Adult Guidance and Counselling.. Post Graduate Diploma in Public Management.. MA in Criminal Justice.. Tim Rogers.. ,.. Training Employment Officer.. The Linkage Service, Probation Service,.. Unit 10F N5 Business Park,.. Moneen,.. Castlebar,.. Co.. Mayo.. 094 904 4210.. 094 904 4218.. trogers@iasio.. ie.. Region:.. Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon.. Qualifications:.. Higher Diploma in Arts, Adult Guidance and.. Counselling.. MA in Adult and Community Education.. Higher Diploma in Adult and Community.. Education.. BA Liberal Arts.. Rita Spencer.. The Linkage Service,.. Probation Service,.. Grace Park Road,.. Athlone,.. Westmeath.. 090 648 3500.. 090 648 3580.. rspencer@iasio.. Westmeath, Longford, Roscommon, Ballinasloe,.. Castlerea Prison.. Denis McGuigan.. 48-50 Lwr Main St,.. Letterkenny,.. Donegal.. 074 912 5264.. 074 917 6212.. dmcguigan@iasio.. Donegal,.. Loughan House Prison.. Post Graduate Diploma In Adult Guidance.. Laura Kenny.. Government Buildings,.. Kilcarn, Navan,.. Meath.. 046 909 0141.. 046 909 0142.. lkenny@iasio.. Cavan/ Meath/ Mullingar.. MSSc Criminology Criminal Justice – Queen’s.. University of Belfast.. HDip Adult Guidance Counselling – NUI.. Maynooth.. BSc (Hons) Psychology – Queen’s  ...   4, 6, 8, 12).. Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.. Currently undertaking Higher Diploma in Adult Guidance and counselling.. Ellen O Loughlin.. St Marks Lane,.. Neilstown Rd,.. Clondalkin,.. Dublin 22.. 01 621 5752.. 01 623 6236.. eoloughlin@iasio.. Clondalkin, Ballyfermot, Tallaght,.. (Covering: Dublin 10, 20, 22 Palmerstown, Lucan, Chapelizoard).. BA in Community Studies NUI Maynooth.. Orla Reddy.. Abbeyleix Rd,.. Portlaoise,.. Laois.. 057 8622 644.. 057 8660 218.. oreddy@iasio.. Kildare, Laois, Offaly.. Bachelor of Civil Law degree (BCL) from University College Cork.. Currently undertaking Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Guidance and Counselling.. Jimmy Hayes.. Hebron Road,.. Kilkenny.. 056 776 5201.. 056 776 4156.. jhayes@iasio.. Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary.. Higher National Diploma in Careers Education.. and Guidance.. Diploma in Connexions.. Cert in Counselling.. Louise Wilkinson.. Theatre Court,.. 15 Lwr Mallow St,.. Limerick City.. 061 206 324 [3/9].. 061 206 339.. lwilkinson@iasio.. Limerick, Clare.. Counseling/psychotherapy.. BA in the social sciences.. currently doing a Master in Criminology.. Maria Walsh.. St Nicholas Church,.. Cove Street,.. Cork.. 021 483 6723.. 021 484 5146.. mwalsh@iasio.. Cork Cork Prison.. Higher Diploma in Adult Guidance and Counseling.. Diploma in Criminology.. Certified in Reality Therapy.. Masters in Education.. Des Holton.. St Nicholas’s Church,.. 021 483 6730.. dholton@iasio.. Dip Social Integration and Enterprise for.. Community Development,.. Dip Credit Union Studies.. Cert in Training Development.. Psychometric Testing Level A.. Barbara Tyrell.. Midlands Prison,.. Dublin Rd,.. Laois.. 057 867 2110.. 057 867 2199.. BXTyrell@irishprisons.. btyrell@iasio.. Portlaoise and Midlands Prison, Wheatfield Prison.. Diploma in Management.. Degree in Addiction Studies.. Aoife Buggie.. Training Employment Section,.. Dublin Road,.. 057 867 2273.. aoife.. buggie@iasio.. abbuggie@irishprisons.. Portlaoise and Midlands Prison.. Bachelor of Social Science Degree (BSocSc),.. University College of Dublin, 2004.. Erin Gavin.. The Training Unit.. Glengarriff Parade.. North Circular Road.. 01 885 8957.. egavin@iasio.. ergavin@irishprisons.. Mountjoy Prison Complex, Training Unit, Dochas Centre.. BA Hons.. in Psychological Studies and Sociology Politics.. PgDip.. in Career Guidance.. Brian Kelly.. St Patrick s Institution,.. North Circular Rd,.. 01 885 8948.. bkelly@iasio.. btkelly@irishprisons.. Mountjoy Prison and St.. Patrick s Institution.. Certificate in Adult Guidance,.. NUI Maynooth, Diploma in Life and Business.. Coaching, Coach Institute of Ireland.. Bríd Wallace.. Resettlement Support Worker.. Cork Prison,.. Rathmore Road,.. Cork City,.. bwallace@iasio.. Cork Prison.. Masters in Social Work from UCC.. Jerry Williams.. Castlerea Prison,.. Castlerea,.. Roscommon.. jwilliams@iasio.. Castlerea and Loughan House Prisons.. BA in Addiction studies.. Higher Certificate in Addiction Studies.. Diploma in Adult Redeployment Guidance Counselling.. Denise Coulahan.. The Training Unit,.. Glengarrif Parade,.. North Circular Road,.. 01 8062999 Ext 8866.. dcoulahan@iasio.. TU Mountjoy Prison.. Diploma in Applied Social Care.. BSc in Psychology, Criminology Criminal.. Justice.. MA in Criminology..

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  • Title: Service Impacts | Information for Offenders Families | IASIO |
    Descriptive info: The twin pillars of IASIO services are: supported stability leading to change, and opportunity to do so.. Key Facts.. Access to employment allows for social integration and resettlement and provides financial independence.. It boosts the economy at local and national level and brings prosperity and security to communities.. Our national programmes are fully funded by The Probation Service and The Irish Prison Service and assist prisoners and former offenders in accessing training, education, employment and sustainable resettlement in the community.. Over 15,000 people have been referred to our three criminal justice  ...   been successfully placed into training, education and employment.. All our programmes have a proven track record of success while delivering outstanding results based on value for money principles.. Number of People and Placements to Dec 2011.. Programme:.. Engaged.. Training Education.. Employed.. Total people.. Number of placements.. Linkage(2000).. 6427.. 2764.. 2435.. 5199.. 8900.. The Gate Service (2006).. 852.. 314.. 312.. 626.. 847.. Resettlement (2009).. 266.. N/A.. 124.. TOTALS:.. 7545.. 3078.. 2747.. 5949.. 9,871.. IASIO is a non-profit organisation specialising in the life planning, support and social integration of people with criminal convictions..

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  • Title: Our Videos | Videos about the IASIO | IASIO |
    Descriptive info: Click here to listen to Rita speak about her job as a TEO.. Click here to listen to a client speak about his engagement with the Linkage Service and working with his TEO.. Click here to listen to an employer speak about their experience of working with a Linkage client.. Click here to listen to Adrienne Higgins, Programmes Manager outline the benefits of psychometric.. assessments for both clients and employers..

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  • Title: Case Studies | Case studies about the IASIO | IASIO |
    Descriptive info: Case Study for The Resettlement Service.. Resettlement Service Client Case Study.. Being released from prison and resettling in the community is naturally a much anticipated time of great relief and excitement.. It is also a time of great anxiety and concern, particularly for prisoners returning to rural areas where services are less evident and may be spread many miles apart.. Client “P”.. 41 years old.. Serving 18 months of a 2 year sentence for assault arising out of a domestic incident.. First offence of any kind.. History of alcohol misuse.. Suffers from bi-polar disorder (Manic depression).. Separated from Partner – 1 child and 3 stepchildren.. Pre-release.. Fully engaged with in-prison Education.. Fully engaged voluntarily with in-prison Probation.. Fully engaged with Linkage Training and Employment Officer.. Fully engaged with in-prison Addiction Services (referral also made to Community Drugs Awareness Project).. Fully engaged with Resettlement Service.. Referred to local Citizens Information Service (CIS).. Five months prior to release completed and posted application form for Co Council Housing list (supported by Probation + CIS).. Application refused – Co Council Housing Office denied that client was entitled to apply prior to release.. Prison Probation secured one-off discretionary payment from Governors fund of €300 for client.. Prison surgery agreed to give client seven days medication, as opposed to the normal 3 days.. Resettlement Worker arranged for full photographic ID, and Certificate of Imprisonment.. Completed Medical Card application form and posted it on to family GP.. Release.. Due for release Saturday.. Prison Probation and Resettlement Service negotiated with Prison Service to secure earlier release, in order to access community based services before the weekend.. Prison Service agreed, subject to post-release Resettlement Worker engagement.. Week 1: Thursday.. Released Thursday at 10.. 00am, met by Resettlement Worker ‘at the gate’.. Visited Social Welfare Office.. Queued for an hour with application form already completed.. Told by counter clerk that they would not process his claim (not even pro-forma) without an address.. Explained that he was just three hours out of prison, but to no avail.. Asked to speak to supervisor, she confirmed same, and when asked by Resettlement Worker “where will we all stand if client were to appear in Court next week charged with stealing food” replied, “so why don’t you put him up with you then?”.. Presented at Co Council Housing Office but closed for lunch (at 10 to one).. Presented at Co Council Housing Office after lunch.. Desk clerk absolutely refused to accept application, as client “didn’t have an address”! (To get an address, the client would need to get rent allowance, and in order to get rent allowance he would have to be on the housing list.. ).. Asked for help with emergency short-term accommodation – refused.. When asked by Resettlement Worker if this was not a legal obligation of the Council, desk clerk denied this completely “unless there are children involved”.. Asked to speak to supervisor – “unavailable as on leave”.. Presented at Community Welfare Office at about 3.. 00pm – closed for the day.. Knocked on the window and finally managed to contact a locum CWO in the building, who was extremely helpful, and gave the client an emergency payment of one weeks money (€204) Also €100 emergency clothing grant.. Got blank Rent Allowance application form.. Visited local Drugs Awareness Project to ‘link in’.. Booked into Bed and Breakfast (€40 per night).. Week 1: Friday.. Returned to Social Welfare Office.. Queued outside in the rain for 30 minutes.. Re-presented claim with Bed and Breakfast receipt as proof of address!.. Proof accepted, but SWO now wants P60 for last year! Explained (again) that client just released from prison.. SWP agreed to accept claim, but unable to process it as accommodation was not permanent.. Returned to Co Council Housing Office with B+B receipt – they refused to accept it as proof of address as it  ...   Attended Community Welfare Office and submitted Rent Allowance application form and applied for emergency payment for bedding etc.. Told that neither of these could be processed until the CWO had actually visited the accommodation (as it happens the Landlord had taken a chance and let the client have the keys to the flat, but ordinarily with no deposit or rent yet paid, this would not have been the case, hence it would not have been possible to be there to meet the CWO.. ).. Also told by CWO that they no longer provide deposits, instead they issue a ‘letter of bond’ – if of course the landlord agrees to accept it.. Rang CWO to follow up on claims – told to come back tomorrow (Wednesday).. Stayed in the flat overnight – thanks to the kindness of the landlord – just one towel for bedding, and no money or food.. Week 2: Wednesday.. Returned to CWO, as instructed, and was told that that particular officer was elsewhere today, and that no-one who covered this particular area would be available today.. Rang Resettlement Worker looking for help re CWO.. Resettlement Worker rang CWO and left messages – call later returned and message left to say client will get some money the next day.. Client returned to Citizens Information Service (in tears by now) They contacted St Vincent De Paul, looking for emergency help with money and /or food and bedding.. CWO arrived unannounced at the flat in the afternoon to inspect it, seemed satisfied but no payment forthcoming yet!.. St Vincent De Paul officers visited and gave client €50 food voucher, and returned later with some crockery, saucepans and two blankets.. Week 2: Thursday.. Revisited CWO and got cheque for another weeks benefit (€205) and told that a voucher for bedding would be posted.. Received ‘phone call from unhappy and cross landlord, saying he wanted the balance of his deposit today, or client would lose the flat.. Revisited CWO and asked them to contact landlord direct and explain nature and timing of deposit.. Week 2: Friday.. Landlord visits unexpectedly – seems he’s ‘heard’ that client is just released from prison, and after initially saying he wants him to leave, relents and agrees that he can stay – but ‘reads him the riot act’ re future behaviour, visits from the Gardai etc:.. Week 3: Monday.. Register with FAS and post proof of registration to SWO.. Week 3: Tuesday.. Landlord rings again, now out of patience.. His view is that he has taken a chance letting his property to an ex-prisoner, who has been living there for a week, and the Landlord has still received no rent at all and no meaningful deposit.. Says the rent must be paid in full today “or pack your bags”.. Client manages to borrow money (in difficult circumstances from family member) to pay rent until Thursday when his first rent allowance payment is due from CWO.. Client still sleeping on St Vincent De Paul blankets.. Rings CWO to follow up promise of bedding voucher promised last Thursday – apparently a letter was lodged in a local store authorising him to collect the items, but no-one had told him!.. This is the experience of the first few days of release and resettlement for a Man who accessed all supports and services possible pre-release and made as many preparations and plans as possible, and who presents as mature, sensible and respectable, who has remained sober, and conducted himself throughout the whole process in a calm and mannerly way.. This client has finally successfully resettled.. He has not reoffended or come to the attention of the Gardai since, is repairing his family relationships, is sharing responsibility for and care of his child, and having overcome a number of further obstacles has just successfully completed his first year of an honours degree course..

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  • Title: Our Message | Information for Offenders | IASIO |
    Descriptive info: To Clients:.. We are here to help you and we can help you.. We KNOW you can move on from the effects of your past behaviour.. We have assisted over 10,000 clients just like you to recognise their true potential and take action to achieve it.. However, we can’t do it for you.. You must commit to change, and willingly work with us through the process.. Then, everything is possible.. To Employers:.. We are not asking for charity.. We have a pool of skilled and unskilled employees who have paid their debt to society and who  ...   6000 Irish employers and take a stand against recidivism.. Tell us what you need.. Recruit on merit, dedication and ability, and enjoy an open and transparent relationship.. Trust in the power of human potential, and help make your community safer.. Learn More about.. “One mistake messed up my life and my future.. You helped me to reflect on my strengths, competencies and resources.. I am now a third-level social studies student.. It’s hard work but I know that I can confidently meet the challenge of the future I never thought I deserved.. ”.. ‘Alan’, Linkage candidate..

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  • Title: IASIO | What We Do | What IASIO Do |
    Descriptive info: Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders (IASIO).. IASIO – the Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders is an independent company formed in January 2012.. It is the only national community based organisation for adult offenders in the criminal justice system with a specific focus on alternatives to both offending and re-imprisonment.. Vision Statement:.. Responding to crime through the development and delivery of services to offenders and people at risk of offending, making communities safer through excellence in practice.. Mission Statement:.. Working towards an inclusive Ireland by developing opportunities for people referred through criminal justice agencies..  ...   have come into conflict with the law or who are at risk of coming into.. contact with the law.. To assist those referred to become independent, socially integrated and personally productive through client-centred,.. desistance focused rehabilitative, employment, educational and vocational interventions.. To establish the development of excellence in practice across the full range of our criminal justice services.. To ensure the efficient use of resources in the pursuit of stakeholder objectives.. To develop collaborative working relationships that foster a more inclusive Ireland, promote opportunity and a shared.. responsibility in reducing recidivism.. To inspire hope.. Learn more about our Core Services..

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  • Title: The Linkage Service | What The Linkage Service Do | IASIO |
    Descriptive info: The Linkage Service was established in 2000 as a joint initiative between Business in the Community Ireland and the Probation Service, with support from IBEC, the Small Firms Association, and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.. It is now under the management of IASIO (Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders).. The aim of Linkage is to help ex-offenders access.. appropriate training, education, and employment with the ultimate objective of desistance from crime and full.. integration into the community.. It is an established service with an extensive track record of success.. It provides support for employers and employees through its extensive network of Training and Employment Officers covering all parts of the country.. The Linkage Service establishes links between employers and former offenders referred by Probation Officers.. It provides a great opportunity for companies who are committed to promoting the economic and social interests of their local communities, by giving ex-offenders a second chance.. To date over 6000 people have been placed in further training, education or employment through the Linkage Service.. Why Should Irish Businesses get involved in The Linkage Service?.. Professional TEOs carefully match the right person to the job following extensive screening and psychometric assessment , cutting down on recruitment costs for employers.. Corporate Social Responsibility: Providing employment opportunities for suitably qualified candidates with a criminal record provides an extremely valuable service to the  ...   her for training and/or employment placement.. Through working intensively with the TEO, the candidate has the opportunity to demonstrate that he/she is committed, job ready, job specific, and eager to begin a new life.. The TEO also offers employers and candidates ongoing support following suitable employment.. “Without The Linkage Service, I don’t think I would have found my way back.. It helped me to realise there is always another way, always more options if I just look for them”.. ‘Alice’, Linkage candidate.. Key benefits:.. Highly motivated, job ready candidates with desire to succeed.. TEO reference, giving an extensive history of candidate.. Full after-placement support for both candidate and employer as needed.. Psychometric testing and Reports.. Recruitment needs met at no cost to the employer.. Next Steps – How can your company get involved?.. Meet with one of our TEOs to discuss your staffing needs and skills deficits.. Offer advice and expertise on your particular sector.. Give a talk about your industry to ex-offenders, including recruitment procedures expectations and qualifications sought.. Provide temporary work experience opportunities this works particularly well for young ex-offenders who have not yet decided on a career direction.. Offer an internship to suitable candidates, for example Jobs Bridge,.. jobbridge.. ie/.. Provide a mentoring service to interested candidates.. Implement a shadowing or buddy system in your company for new employees.. Provide employment opportunities for suitably qualified candidates..

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