Welcome from the Chief Executive of IASIO Paddy Richardson


Welcome, and thank you for visiting our website to find out more about our organisation IASIO – the Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders. IASIO is a private limited company with charitable status established in January 2012 and builds on the legacy of Linkage, a Probation Service initiative created in 2000, in partnership with Business In The Community Ireland.

The success of the Linkage Service led to the establishment of the GATE service in 2007 and the Resettlement Service in 2009. IASIO is in receipt of grant funding from the Department of Justice and Equality through the Probation Service and through the Irish Prison Service.

As a large community based organisation with a national remit IASIO works with adult offenders in the criminal justice system with a specific focus on alternatives to offending, custody and re-imprisonment. This is achieved through the provision of direct services to offenders both in the community and in all Irish prisons.

The twin pillars of IASIO services are: supported stability leading to change, and opportunity to do so. Our strength lies in our ability to adapt to the changing needs of our funders and to the changing landscape of the external environment, while keeping the offender central throughout. In this sense IASIO services represent an important bridge between the criminal justice system and the community, one that is unique in Ireland.


Our Core Services

Linkage Service

The Linkage Service is the largest of our national employment programmes for offenders funded by The Probation Service.

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The Gate Service

The GATE Service is a unique prison based ‘through-the-gate’ employment service that fosters stable resettlement and reintegration.

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Resettlement Service

The Resettlement Service is an innovative resettlement service that offers a ‘through-the-gate’ resettlement support to prisoners.

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Where To Find Us

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Our Videos

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Case Studies

Read success stories from each of our core services

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