NIACRO, the voluntary organisation which works to reduce crime and its impact on people and communities, today launched its Corporate Plan for 2015 to 2018.

New NISRA research published today shows that a former NIACRO project to support resettlement reduced reoffending by up to 24%.

On Thursday, NIACRO received correspondence from the Department for Employment and Learning stating that the organisation had been unsuccessful in its bid for European Social Fund (ESF) money.

During Question Time on Tuesday 27 January, the Minister for Justice, David Ford MLA, indicated that he is preparing to propose a review mechanism for the current filtering arrangements as part of the Justice Bill, which is currently being considered by the Committee for Justice.

NIACRO statement on Minister Ford’s comments on youth criminal records.

Following comments the Minister for Justice, David Ford MLA, made during Question Time in the Northern Ireland Assembly on Tuesday 27 January 2015, Olwen Lyner, Chief Executive of NIACRO, said:

Local organisation NIACRO has called for a change in the law to allow for minor childhood offences to be removed from criminal records.

Bob Ashford speaking at NIACRO’s AGM on 8 November 2013

NIACRO will bring the ‘Wipe The Slate Clean’ campaign to Fermanagh this month, when campaigner Bob Ashford and Falklands war veteran Simon Weston join the organisation for a fringe event at a summer school for social change.

The annual Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE, formerly Eurochips) Conference “No-one’s ever asked me”: Hearing the voices of children affected by parental imprisonment takes place in Edinburgh on Friday 16 May 2014.