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In 2014, NIACRO and The Bytes Project commissioned five research papers to improve the overall understanding of the short and long-term issues affecting the thousands of young people in contact with the youth justice system or who are at risk of offending.   PAPER 1...
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Subject: Hepatitis C
In Ireland and in other countries hepatitis C infection is recognised as a significant public health problem with its associated burden of managing and treating the disease on individuals, their families, health services, communities and society.   Hepatitis C became a notifiable disease in...
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Subject: Substance misuse
Based on the options provided by the international drug control legal framework, this paper considers the rehabilitative measures of treating, educating or reintegrating drug users as alternatives or additions to conviction or punishment that are established in the laws of many countries in Europe...
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Subject: Crime, Law, Justice System
The Probation Service and Central Statistics Office (CSO) have established a partnership to conduct research on recidivism and related issues among offenders on supervision in the community. This second study report is based on anonymised offender and offence information on a 2008 cohort of...
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Subject: Family, Child health
A modern public service places the service user at the heart of decision-making, service planning and provision. Thus, it is the remit of Tusla - Child and Family Agency to engage with children, families and communities on the design and quality of services provided to them. To this end, the Agency...
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Subject: Cancer
The evaluation panel was very impressed with the excellent progress in the cancer control system in Ireland since the publication of â?oA Strategy for Cancer Control in Irelandâ? in 2006. P. 22-23 - In particular the National Cancer Strategy 2006 (rec. 3-5) made 3 specific recommendations aimed at...
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Subject: Incarceration
Speaking about the Prison Service Annual Report Minister Fitzgerald said: â?o Despite a small increase of 2.7% in the total committals to prison the overall daily average number of prisoners in custody has continued to fall. The overall daily average number of prisoners in custody in 2014 was 3,915...
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Subject: Prison Service
This study explored staff perspectives on drug treatment services in prison. Data was collected via four focus groups, with a total of fifteen participants from a range of professions. While staff acknowledged that services had come a long way, frustration was expressed in relation to the impact...
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Author: Liza Costello
This IPRT report presents the case for the differential treatment of young adults aged 18-24 who come in contact with the criminal justice system, and is grounded in emerging evidence, best practice, and informed by input from young people with experience of the issues. This report gathers together...
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Subject: Substance misuse
The review was designed to assess:o The existence of clinical governance and quality assurance policies and procedureso Whether data collected regarding service users and needle exchange services met national and international standardso Needle exchange activity in 2012o Referral rates to...

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