Welcome to the dedicated website supporting the implementation of 'Working to Change - Social Enterprise & Employment Strategy 2021 - 2023'.
This strategy sets out ambitious targets to increase the employment options for people who have criminal records and builds on a strong foundation of supports already in existence.
To create a whole-systems approach to increasing employment options for people with past convictions that recognises their skills and capabilities leading to active citizenship, safer communities, fewer victims and supporting a route to desistance.
Working to Change will increase access to and therefore maximise employment options for people with criminal convictions in Ireland by meaningfully engaging multiple stakeholders across a range of sectors including social enterprises.
We are committed to trialling new ways of working, changing our systems to work in line with good practice and encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation. Furthermore, we will share our lessons learned and experiences throughout the process.