PACE Prevention Services consists of
three separate programmes designed specifically to work with people with
convictions for harmful sexual behaviour. These programmes work with people with
complex needs who are considered to be at significant risk of re-offending
sexually and need to be managed safely in the community. PACE works in partnership
with the statutory services to prevent further harm.
The three programmes PACE operate in a desistance framework are:
This is an intensive one-to-one support programme that works with high risk and high need clients to address their complex needs.
Foothold works closely with the supervising Probation Officer and Liaison Garda in the management of the individual.
"No two days are ever the same and there are rarely any dull moments, this can lead to stressful periods, but the rewards from successful outcomes far exceed this..."
Foothold Support Worker
This programme is a therapeutic group programme based on The Good Lives Model that is designed to assist men to understand their offending behaviour and the harm it caused, and to develop the knowledge and skills to live a life that is safer for themselves, their families and their communities.
"Without Safer Lives I would never understand my behaviour, speak about my life and really understand as to why I offended and really move on after offending..."
Safer Lives Client
CoSA is an International, evidence based programme designed to work with people with convictions for harmful sexual behaviour in the community.
on restorative principles, CoSA trains
volunteers to assist individuals who have been
convicted of a serious sexual offence(s) in their efforts to live a life free
of crime and harmful behaviour.
"Overall, this man wants to live his life and I feel I have removed the stigma that I once held towards people with sexual harmful convictions..."
Have you been in prison, have you just been released or have you a family/friend awaiting release and you need information, advice or support...
PACE Prevention Services are only open to people with convictions for harmful sexual behaviour who are
under the supervision of The Probation Service.
Making the right call?
If you meet the criteria and are interested in becoming a client of a PACE Prevention Service, you must speak to your Probation Officer who will make the referral to our Prevention Service Team.
Is your Probation client suitable?
If you feel your client would benefit from any of our Prevention Services, and your client remains
under Probation supervision in the community, meets the risk criteria and is
willing to partake in an assessment prior to engaging with PACE, you can
contact us for further information to discuss which service may be most
appropriate for your client.
PACE works in partnership with The Probation Service, An Garda Síochána and other agencies.