SG1: Contribute to a more humane justice system through supporting alternatives to prison, humane imprisonment and reintegration of ex-offenders.
SSGT will carry out a learning programme over the next three years (2019-2021). It will start with a mapping project the aim of which is to better understand the baseline of current support services for prisoners and exprisoners and their families in Ireland.
The mapping exercise will highlight and analyse gaps in service delivery (as well as good practices in service delivery) to assist funders, policy-makers, and service providers in planning, advocacy activity, and in prioritising actions.
When this is complete, a small grant programme will be developed which strengthens voluntary organisations to advocate and support prisoners, exprisoners and their families through their practice. The precise focus of the grant programme will be dependent on the findings of the mapping analysis.
We expect to have a grant programme open by the summer 2019. Details will be posted here and advertised on Funding Point; Activelink and GrantTracker.