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Dublin - Event Notice
Tuesday May 12 2015
10:30 AM

Turnaround Youth - Launch

category dublin | crime and justice | event notice author Sunday May 10, 2015 21:01author by IPRT - Irish Penal Reform Trust Report this post to the editors

Young adults who commit offences ~ the case for a distinct approach

Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) is delighted to announce that the launch of our Turnaround Youth Project and Report will take place on Tuesday 12th May 2015 in the Irish Film Institute, Dublin 2.

This report presents the case for the differential treatment of young adults aged 18-24 who come in contact with the criminal justice system, and is grounded in emerging evidence, best practice, and informed by input from young people with experience of the issues.

Venue: Irish Film Institute, Eustace St, Dublin 2 (Temple Bar)
Date: Tues 12th May 2015
Time: 10.30-12.15 followed by tea, coffee and pastries


Ian Power, Director of Spunout.ie (Chair)


Ciara Egan, Future Voices Ireland - http://www.futurevoicesireland.org/
Jen Garcin, Research Associate with ROCA Inc. (USA)
Deirdre Malone, Executive Director, IPRT


Assistant Commissioner John Twomey, An Garda Siochána
Jane O’Neill, solicitor, Michael J Staines & Company
Ursula Fernee, Regional Manager, Young Person’s Probation

More information about speakers below.

To register for this event, please sign up online http://www.iprt.ie/events-signup
or email Marie Therese on mtpower@iprt.ie

We hope to see you there!

Jen Garcin is Program Associate at Roca, Inc. (Boston, MA.) Founded in 1988, Roca helps to alter the life trajectories of America's most high-risk young people - the young people that are involved in crime, engaged in dangerous behaviours, have rejected help, have dropped out of school, and are simply too difficult for other programs to serve. Their mission is to disrupt the cycle of incarceration and poverty by helping young people transform their lives.

Ciara Egan is one of the young people in Future Voices, a youth empowerment charity which aims to level the playing field, empowering those from the most marginalised backgrounds to transform their own lives. She is 16 years old from Finglas and is in Transition year in St. Michael’s Secondary School in Finglas. Ciara is a published author and her latest work is Three Timely Tales. She also represented Dublin at the National Student Enterprise Awards in 2015. She has a keen interest in the human rights of young people and wants the voices of young people in her community to be heard.

Ian Power is executive director of SpunOut.ie, a youth information website by young people, for young people. Ian has a special interest in the area of youth justice through previous work with young people in the borough of Hackney, London and having completed the Advanced Diploma in Juvenile Justice at the King's Inns last year. Ian is currently a professional fellow on the 'Rule of Law: Engaging Youth' programme at Boston College, funded by the U.S. State Department.

Deirdre Malone is Executive Director of IPRT. Previously a barrister in private practice, Deirdre worked on criminal defence matters in the Youth Court, Magistrates Court and Crown Court and then as a member of the inquest and prison law team. Deirdre has also worked in Liberty (National Council for Civil Liberties UK), in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Ireland), and as a researcher for the Irish Attorney General.

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