aims to support the integration process of people with criminal convictions and bring about positive change in their
lives, and by doing so, help to prevent further harm in the community.
The work that we do is complex and
multi-layered. We work with people who have caused harm and who have been
harmed and are dealing with a range of issues including addiction, mental
health issues and homelessness all of which are compounded by their offending behaviour.
To this end, PACE
works from an assisted desistance and strengths-based approach. This approach enables us to move beyond risk and into a safer integration into society for our clients.
PACE is funded by The Probation Service and is supported by CDETB, POBAL, An Garda Síochána among other agencies.
' None of the work that PACE has done over the past 50 years would have been possible without the work of all the staff, past and present, our volunteers, the Board Members, our funders and the people that use our services and benefit from the opportunities presented to them by PACE... Dr Lisa Cuthbert, CEO
Our Board of Management currently
comprises of 7 members and is responsible for strategy, and to direct and
control the affairs of PACE, relating to its vision and mission. The Board are responsible for our overall
Our Board members along with the Chairperson are volunteers,
giving their time and effort to PACE.
One of our Board members is appointed from the Probation
Service as a non-voting representative of our main funder. As the Chairperson, Jill McGrath plays a
strategic role in representing the vision and purpose of PACE. Her commitment
to promoting the importance of values throughout the organisation is key. Treasurer Noel Lourdes background is in Corporate Finance. He is a certified chartered accountant. He advises on financial control and
capacity, helping to ensure accountability and transparency in funding matters.
Diana Stuart is a Barrister at Law and
concentrates on white collar and regulatory crime. Her legal
viewpoint is a valuable addition to the Board of Management for PACE.
Garrett O'Donohoe, is currently Head of Business Banking. He advises PACE on finance, strategy and governance.
Maeve Callery is currently a primary school Deputy Principal. She has a strong background in education, policy, technology, learning and strategic planning. Maeve has extensive experience with staff and operational management.
Eddie Mullins joined the IPS in 1991 and held a number of
management positions culminating in the position of Governor. Eddie is passionate about prisoner progression, staff
engagement and social
enterprise. He oversaw the rebranding of the
Progression Unit in Mountjoy to receive the IBEC Keepwell Award, the first
prison in Ireland to do so.
Nicole Forster is currently a Development
Officer in Healthcare with the Irish Hospice Foundation. Nicole brings her wealth of knowledge and invaluable experience in social care, social justice, mental health and wellbeing and the homeless sector to the PACE Board.
Assistant Principal Probation Officer Sile Loughrey, appointed by The Probation Service as our representative on the Board.
Accountability is one of our key
values, and transparent governance is one of the ways we demonstrate this at
PACE. We invest time and resources in adopting
best practice frameworks. These help us, as an organisation to change and adapt
whilst promoting good governance and standards. Some examples include: - The Charities Regulator's
Charities Governance Code - we are actively embedding this through the
organisation at the moment. - The Statement of Recommended
Practice (SORP) - we adopted this for our 2019 Annual Report. - The General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR) - we have completed a review and implemented a set of
clear actions to further protect personal data at PACE.