“IASIO is funded by the Department of Justice and Equality, through the Probation Service, to provide support and guidance to Probation Service clients regarding employment, training and education. IASIO’s Training and Employment Officers deliver and facilitate work experience, on-the-job training placement, education, and related community services for those referred to IASIO by Probation officers across the country. The Linkage Service offers a valuable resource in assisting offenders to make positive changes in their behaviour and facilitating their re-integration in their communities. It therefore provides a real benefit to individual clients, as well as to employers and to the wider community.
I look forward to continuing the positive and productive partnership that has been built up between the Probation Service and IASIO since its foundation, and to delivering even better outcomes together in the reintegration of offenders into our communities, reduced reoffending and fewer victims.”