Programme Impacts

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.

Key Facts

  • Access to employment allows for social integration and resettlement and provides financial independence. It boosts the economy at local and national level and brings prosperity and security to communities.
  • Our national programmes are fully funded by The Probation Service and The Irish Prison Service and assist prisoners and former offenders in accessing training, education, employment and sustainable resettlement in the community.
  • Over 26,000 people have been referred to our three criminal justice programmes to date, of which almost 21,000 people have successfully engaged.
  • Almost 11,000 people have been successfully placed into training, education and employment.
  • All our programmes have a proven track record of success while delivering outstanding results based on value for money principles.

Number of People and Placements to December 2016
Programme Engaged Referrals Training & Education Placements Employment Placements Total people No. of Placements
Linkage (2000) 14,805 4,820 3,578 13,262 8,398
Gate (2006) 4,896 1,344 740 4,541 2,084
Resettlement (2009) 2,610 N/A N/A 2,401 1,037*
Totals: 22,311 6,164 4,318 20,204 11,519

*Resettlement service complete

IASIO is a non-profit organisation specialising in the life planning, support and social inclusion of people with criminal convictions.