Understanding the causes of poor employment opportunities for ex-prisoners
ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:
Release is driven by the belief that restoration is possible for every person. We envision an Ireland where people with offences are treated with dignity, supported to live transformed lives, and make positive contributions to their communities. We provide services in 2 Dublin prisions serving over 135 men.
Our Mission-58% of prisoners in Ireland reoffend within three years. For many of these offenders, loss or lack of significant personal relationships and support was the most significant factor in their decision to commit a crime. We work with minority groups who are excluded from society and assist with their reintegration.
Website of the organisation: www.release.ie
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Explore effective strategies which equip ex-prisoners to enter gainful employment and avoid re-offending.
Aims of project -To foster intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding to combat stigmatisation of prisoners and minority groups.
In areas such as:
Training for prisoners to help them develop employment seeking skills.
Mentor assistance and support to assist ex-prisoners in gaining employment.
Demonstrating a positive impact on reducing re-offending by beneficiaries of this project.
Examine examples of successful projects in different EU countries.
Role of the partner organisation in the project:
Release are looking for partners who work with prisoners in areas such as training skills, mentoring and reintegration for prisoners back into society.
Release’s preference is to be a partner in a project led by another EU country.
|INSTITUTION||Release Prison Partnership - AS A PARTNER|
|TYPE OF INSTITUTION||Other|
|CONTACT NAME||Fiona Daly|
|NAME OF THE PROGRAMME||Europe for Citizens / Civil society projects|
|PROJECT TOPIC||Understanding the causes of poor employment opportunities for ex-prisoners|