The Resettlement Service

Supporting people before and after release from prison

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

This service has been in operation since 2009 and is a joint initiative between the Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders (IASIO) and the Irish Prison Service (IPS).


What is the Resettlement Service?

The Resettlement Service is for prisoners both before and after release.
The Service aims to help identify your resettlement needs and any supports you may require. The Resettlement Service also helps you develop release and post-release plans that offer the best chance of success on release from prison.
The Service operates through one-to-one meetings between you and the Resettlement Coordinator. It is voluntary and person-centered. It is about you and your future.
We work with the other services in the prison; probation, counselors, psychology, teachers, etc. in order to provide the best service we can.

What we Offer

The Resettlement Coordinator can offer support
& guidance in;

  • Planning for release
  • Information and support on:
– Benefits
– Housing
– Drug/alcohol/gambling problems
– Budgeting & debt
– Education/training/work
  • Support with accessing relevant services on release



Prisoners within a year of their release who;

  • Want to stay out of prison
  • Want to discuss their hopes for their future
  • Explore options available on release
  • Want to change aspects of their life & behaviour
  • Want support on release

Where to find Us?

  • Castlerea Prison
  • Cork Prison
  • Loughan House
  • Mountjoy Campus
  • Limerick Prison
  • Midlands Prison

Contact the Resettlement Coordinator in the prison

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