We are a network focused on children and families affected by imprisonment. Our members include community-based organisations, researchers, and advocacy groups. We aim to map current knowledge and supports, and disseminate best practices and actions for change.
The estimated number of children with a parent in prison on any given day in Ireland
The estimated number of children who experience parental imprisonment each year in Ireland
Governor Peter O’Brien of Cork Prison addressed the Network on ‘Christmas, Families, Covid-19 & Prison Visits’. Membership had an opportunity to engage on the prevailing situation.
We were delighted to welcome Rachel Brett (Vice President, Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE)) as a guest speaker for the first meeting of the network.
IPRT is excited to announce a new three-year project aiming to reduce harm for children and families affected by imprisonment, with an additional focus on reducing female imprisonment.