Invitation to the Online Launch of ‘An Evidence Review of Community Service Policy, Practice and Structure’

Interested in learning how Community Service can assist your community or organisation?

The Probation Service is delighted to invite you to the launch of its research report: An Evidence Review of Community Service Policy, Practice and Structure which will take place via webinar on Tuesday 6th December 2022 from 11am – 12.15pm.

The Evidence Review was commissioned as part of the Probation Service’s commitment to reviewing the existing model of Community Service in Ireland and maximising its potential within the Irish criminal justice system. The review was completed by Dr Louise Kennefick, University of Glasgow and Dr Eoin Guilfoyle, Brunel University London and it examines existing academic literature alongside international best practice. The final report makes a series of interesting recommendations aimed at reforming and revitalising the current operating model that will be considered by the Probation Service in future phases of the Community Service review process.

The event will include a summary of key findings by the researchers, followed by brief reflections from key voices from within the sector including existing community service host sites, the Irish Penal Reform Trust and representatives from the Judiciary.

If you have an interest in how Community Service could benefit your organisation or community, please join the Probation Service on the 6th of December for this short online event and be part of the conversation on the future of community service in Ireland.

To register for the event, please click here. A recording of the webinar, plus a copy of the Evidence Review will be shared with all registrees.

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