It will be ‘business as usual’ and our new contact details are here on the website, mobile numbers have not changed.
IASIO (The Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders) is an independent company formed on 26th January 2012. It is a Community Based Organisation (CBO) for adult offenders in the criminal justice system with a specific focus on alternatives to both offending 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. Indeed our strength lies in our ability to adapt to the changing needs of our funders, the Probation Service and the Irish Prison Service 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.
IASIO works with all categories of offenders including high risk offenders and people convicted of a sexual offence. Its programmes: Linkage, is funded by the Probation Service; its Resettlement and Gate Services are funded by the Irish Prison Service. The 28 highly experienced and professional IASIO staff have their development and history firmly rooted in the past 11 years under the Employment Programmes section of Business In The Community Ireland (www.bitc.ie). Thanks to the full cooperation of our programmes staff, the staff and Board of BITC and the staff of the Probation Service and the Irish Prison Service, the transition from BITCI to IASIO was successfully completed, as planned, by close of business on Friday last 30th March 2012.
My colleagues and I in IASIO look forward to continuing and developing the excellent working relationships we have with you.