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 10 members and is responsible for strategy, and to direct and
control the affairs of PACE, relating to its vision and mission.
It is 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. Secretary David Normoyle, a Data Protection Consultant and Trainer. As a Public Participation Network Representative, he sits on the Fingal County Council Economic Enterprise and Tourism Development Strategic Policy Committee. David has a keen interest in Social Enterprise, is a Business Mentor & Trainer for SMEs across Ireland, for the Local Enterprise Office. Treasurer Eoin Lennon, is an experienced Financial
Controller and qualified 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.
Lynch retired from the Garda Síochána as a Detective Inspector after 30 years
service, specialising for 15 of those years in the areas of child protection,
sexual crime investigation and risk management of those convicted of sexual
Geoff Corcoran is currently Head of Development at Sophia Housing Association. He has a strong background in Governance, Housing, Mental Health and Addiction Services,
He has been a board member and a director of a number of not-for-profit organisations.
Assistant Principal Probation Officer Lena Timoney, 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.