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#Rehabilitation

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Drug courts are not the solution to Ireland's drug problem Drug Addiction

Lynn Ruane: Drug courts are not the solution to Ireland's drug problem

We cannot have a National Drug Strategy that prefers the drug court to a health-focused approach.

From TheJournal.ie How Ireland deals with sex offenders after they're released from prison Prevention

How Ireland deals with sex offenders after they're released from prison

Experts in the area say their work can face strong opposition from the public but it is vital to ensure offenders do not harm anyone else.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: People with a criminal record for minor offences deserve a second chance Opinion

Lynn Ruane: People with a criminal record for minor offences deserve a second chance

Convictions for minor offences can hold people back from accessing employment and education long after they have completed their rehabilitation, writes Lynn Ruane.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was told I had cancer and would never walk again - I'm doing a 5k this week' Run In The Dark

'I was told I had cancer and would never walk again - I'm doing a 5k this week'

“I knew if I continued I could get this broken body to move again.”

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to use every avenue possible to help ex-offenders find gainful employment' Read Me

'We need to use every avenue possible to help ex-offenders find gainful employment'

Those seeking to begin a new life after a criminal conviction regularly discover that the obstacles to entering the labour market are simply too great to overcome, writes Vivian Geiran and Michael Donnellan.

From TheJournal.ie 'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse' Column

'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse'

I think some people baulk a little when they hear reports of major improvements being made to prison conditions, and of resources being spent on education and training, writes Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

From TheJournal.ie Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme Rehabilitation

Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme

The woman stole the funds from a financial services firm to help keep her ill husband’s business afloat.

From TheJournal.ie 'My father was scared I'd blow myself up': Chess and therapy for ex-jihadists at Syria rehab centre Deradicalisation

'My father was scared I'd blow myself up': Chess and therapy for ex-jihadists at Syria rehab centre

The rehab centre in Marea opened in October this year to help ex-jihaists reintegrate into society.

From TheJournal.ie 'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating Embrace Farm

'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating

Support and bereavement group Embrace Farm are soon to hold their first national conference on the multitude of problems presented by farming tragedies.

From TheJournal.ie Cara Delevingne accuses Harvey Weinstein of trying to bring her into a threesome as allegations mount up Allegations

Cara Delevingne accuses Harvey Weinstein of trying to bring her into a threesome as allegations mount up

The English actress claims the incident happened after she met Weinstein to discuss a part in a hotel lobby.

From The42 Stephen Ireland offered new deal by Stoke as he continues rehabilitation Chance

Stephen Ireland offered new deal by Stoke as he continues rehabilitation

The midfielder has been out of action since suffering a double leg break last year.

From TheJournal.ie An accident left Pádraig in a coma - now he can 'talk' to his family Brain Injury

An accident left Pádraig in a coma - now he can 'talk' to his family

Pádraig has been moved from Hamburg back to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Rehabilitation services: What exactly is being offered and how many prisoners are using them Education

Rehabilitation services: What exactly is being offered and how many prisoners are using them

“Prison is about network-building and if those on the inside aren’t educated, this will foster more crime on the outside.”

From TheJournal.ie Family of Berkeley survivor Clodagh Cogley post photos of her progress Balcony Collapse

Family of Berkeley survivor Clodagh Cogley post photos of her progress

The Trinity College student plans to return to Dublin after her treatment in San Francisco.

From TheJournal.ie Intimidation and forced stripping: St Patrick's Institution will FINALLY close today Underage Prisoners

Intimidation and forced stripping: St Patrick's Institution will FINALLY close today

The facility began housing underage prisoners in the 1980s, in what was supposed to be a temporary measure.

From TheJournal.ie Why Norway's prison system is so successful Rehabilitation

Why Norway's prison system is so successful

Relatively few people in Norway go to prison, and those who do usually only go once. How does Norway do it?

Watch this adorable orphaned baby sea otter learn how to swim

We’re not crying. There’s dust in our eyes.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland could free up 24,000 hospital beds by letting stroke patients out early Rehabilitation

Ireland could free up 24,000 hospital beds by letting stroke patients out early

A study published today found extra resourcing to help people get back on their feet in their own homes could also save the health system millions.

From TheJournal.ie 'I never thought that after 20 years addicted to drugs and alcohol I’d be graduating and drug free' Rehabilitation

'I never thought that after 20 years addicted to drugs and alcohol I’d be graduating and drug free'

Coolmine’s therapeutic community helps 1,000 people overcoming addiction every year and 60% of those who complete the therapy remain drug free.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: To combat crime, we must make prison softer Column

Aaron McKenna: To combat crime, we must make prison softer

After taking away a person’s freedom as punishment for their crimes, we should move on to the practical question of how we can reduce their likelihood to reoffend.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you be willing to pay a 'treatment tax' on alcohol? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be willing to pay a 'treatment tax' on alcohol?

There are calls in the UK to add a penny to price of each of unit of alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie 'One suicide within prison is too many' Rehabilitation

'One suicide within prison is too many'

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

From TheJournal.ie Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed Hope

Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed

Mark Pollock said he was told to accept his situation but since his accident he has delved into the world of robotics and is looking at finding a possible cure for spinal injury

From TheJournal.ie "It's agony": Pádraig is in a coma - his family say Ireland's healthcare system has failed him Rehabilitation

"It's agony": Pádraig is in a coma - his family say Ireland's healthcare system has failed him

Pádraig Schaler is in a coma in a German hospital, as his family say he was not getting the care he needed in Ireland.

From The42 This picture suggests Conor McGregor's rehabilitation is going really well MMA

This picture suggests Conor McGregor's rehabilitation is going really well

The UFC fighter claims he is nailing it as he nears a comeback.

From The42 No Elche return as Lionel Messi still out of action Rehabilitation

No Elche return as Lionel Messi still out of action

The star had previously been expected to make a return in this weekend’s game.

From TheJournal.ie Religious ministry defends drug rehab programme Victory Outreach

Religious ministry defends drug rehab programme

An RTÉ Investigations Unit look at the work of Victory Outreach will be broadcast on Prime Time tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Students develop robotic arm that could make you stronger Rehabilitation

Students develop robotic arm that could make you stronger

The robotic arm, developed by students at the University of Pennsylvania, is designed to help both the elderly and those who need physical rehabilitation.

From TheJournal.ie Derelict African skyscraper wouldn't be lost in a sci fi horror Ghost Skyscraper

Derelict African skyscraper wouldn't be lost in a sci fi horror

Ponte City apartments were designed to be des res homes – things didn’t go as planned.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish prisoners raising cattle for an African community feel a sense of atonement Opinion

Column: Irish prisoners raising cattle for an African community feel a sense of atonement

‘Helping people to help themselves’ is our mantra at Bóthar, which is why we involve prisons, schools and community organisations in helping the world’s most vulnerable, writes Peter Ireton.

From TheJournal.ie Irish prison system 'over-reliant' on prolonged solitary confinement Solitary Confinement

Irish prison system 'over-reliant' on prolonged solitary confinement

The Irish Penal Reform Trust said today that extended periods of isolation can cause harm to prisoners’ mental health and make rehabilitation impossible.

From TheJournal.ie Women prisoners line up fashion label Italy

Women prisoners line up fashion label

Italy’s biggest prison is launching a not-for-profit brand linked to LVMH luxury giant – and inmates get paid.

From TheJournal.ie Feelgood story of the day: Shannon the otter gets released back into the wild Otters Gone Wild

Feelgood story of the day: Shannon the otter gets released back into the wild

After 14 months, Shannon is back where she belongs. High five.

From TheJournal.ie Column: You know what? Doing time does help you move on in life. Opinion

Column: You know what? Doing time does help you move on in life.

There is little to recommend a spell in prison, says former trader Nick Leeson, but his jail time gave him time to tackle his mistakes – and make a better go at life when he emerged.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unsuitable' psychiatric hospital continuing to admit patients Mental Health

'Unsuitable' psychiatric hospital continuing to admit patients

A 19th century asylum in Portlaoise is continuing to admit new patients despite a national policy to shut down outdated facilities.

From TheJournal.ie Government commits €50k to rehabilitate former child soldiers Irish Aid

Government commits €50k to rehabilitate former child soldiers

The Minister of State Joe Costello announced the funding on a visit to Sierra Leone yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie John Lonergan: prison is not the way to deal with social welfare fraud Locked Up

John Lonergan: prison is not the way to deal with social welfare fraud

The former governor of Mountjoy said that prison should only be used as a last resort when somebody is a risk to society.

From The42 Mark McGovern: 'It'll be a quiet year for me' Recovery

Mark McGovern: 'It'll be a quiet year for me'

The 23-year-old, who’s still recovering from the effects of the serious head injury that brought him to public attention this summer, admits he’s been left overwhelmed and “embarrassed” by the charitable support he’s received.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Prisoners - pity about them? Opinion

Column: Prisoners - pity about them?

This week, TheJournal.ie’s regular columnist Lisa McInerney says rehabilitation and dignity for prisoners isn’t an issue for bleeding heart lefties: it’s for our own protection when they get out.

From TheJournal.ie Computer errors cause 456 dangerous California prisoners to be freed California

Computer errors cause 456 dangerous California prisoners to be freed

The inspector general of California has said that hundreds of inmates deemed to be “high-risk” were mistakenly released without having to report to a parole officer because of a computer error.