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Some key documents

(2017) Drug-related intimidation. The Irish situation and international responses: an evidence review. Full text

This evidence review critically appraises the national and international evidence to identify best practice, community-based responses.


(2016) What works in managing young people who offend? A summary of the international evidence Full text

This review focuses on the impact and delivery of youth justice supervision, programmes and interventions within the community, secure settings, and during transition into adult justice settings or into mainstream society.


(2016) Improving prison conditions by strengthening the monitoring of HIV, HCV, TB and harm reduction. Mapping report Ireland Full Text


(2013) Drug and alcohol misuse among young offenders on probation supervision in Ireland: findings from the Drugs and Alcohol Survey 2012 Full text / Summary

This research report presents the findings from a national survey.


(2014) Brighter futures: working together to reduce women’s offending. UK: Prison Reform Trust. Full text

The briefing highlights the specific needs of women, profiles existing initiatives and partnerships that seek to deal more effectively with women’s offending, and provides links to other useful resources. 


(2014) Children's rights behind bars. Human rights of children deprived of liberty: Improving monitoring mechanisms. Irish Penal Reform Trust. Full text

This report aims to provide a comprehensive picture of the legislative and policy landscape relating to the detention of children in Ireland, and the complaints and monitoring mechanisms available to them. 


(2014) Tackling youth crime – youth justice action plan, 2014-2018. Department of Justice and Equality. Full text

The emphasis of this Action Plan is on changing behaviour and we believe this can be brought about through the implementation of evidence-informed targeted interventions to achieve better outcomes for young people.


See also, the 'crime' link on the practitioner homepage.

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