Association has held 11,200 former offenders with social integration

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The Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders says it has assisted more than 11,200 former offenders since 2000.
In IASIO annual report for 2012 which will be published later today the group says it has helped former offenders to gain education, training, employment and resettlement since each of the services began.
10 percent of all of its clients so far have been female.
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence  Alan Shatter will officially launch the document later today.
Paddy Richardson is the Chief Executive of IASIO says there are many areas that need to be looked at.
“The main issues we’d be highlighting would be the areas around the education fund – for example, with the Community Foundation of Ireland and Stephen’s Green Trust” he said.
“These are fundings of last resort for prisoners in particular, who have no other access to education – who want to move on, who want to put their offending behaviour behind them – and they’re unable to get the funding to do that” he added.


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