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about us.

 

our vision and goals.

Our vision is to see an inclusive community where everyone has hope and opportunity.

All of our work is aimed at achieving two goals:

To help turn around the futures of people who are serving sentences in prison or in the community.

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To turn around the wider community, encouraging others to support people on their journey.

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our values.

01. WE CREATE OPPORTUNITY
02. WE NURTURE HOPE
03. WE RESPECT EACH OTHER
04. WE ARE COMMITTED TO INCLUSION

our strategic plan.

Our Strategic Plan sets out the Outcomes and Objectives we will work to achieve over the next few years.  But while we are clear about where we are going, we will be flexible about how we get there.  We are open to exploring new ideas and approaches, and in particular to learning from people with lived experience of spending time in, and transitioning out of, the justice system.

We want Turnaround to be an organisation that works with people rather than for them.  Rather than delivering pre-prepared solutions, we want to involve people in the creation and development of new approaches. 

The Turnaround Project

Strategic Plan

2020-23

So, while our Strategic Plan sets out the broad framework within which we will work, it is also an invitation to work with us to redefine the boundaries between the justice system and the wider community.

Whatever you think you might be able to bring to the Turnaround Project – your ideas, experience, skills or enthusiasm – we invite you to join us as we work together to help turn futures around.  

our team.

 
 
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Richard Good

Anne Gilmore

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Tara O'Hara

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Rebecca Teeney

Our Outwork Crews, led by Supervisors Davey & Brian

Our team is strengthened by short term and long term volunteers.

our board.

 

has an extensive background in Northern Ireland’s public sector, having recently retired from the position of Deputy Secretary in the Department for Communities

ANDREW HAMILTON CBE

a consultant specialising in prisons. Rachel is Director of the RSA’s Transitions Project and has 30 years of experience working with charities, think tanks and government, with particular expertise around prison policy.

RACHEL O'BRIEN

who uses his experiences and expertise from both lived experience of the justice system and academic research to create awareness of criminal justice processes.

MICHAEL IRWIN

who brings her expertise from her professional career in government – most recently as a Deputy Secretary in the Department for Employment and Learning

CATHERINE BELL CBE

a Solicitor who works for the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service

SARA DONNELLY-CLEGG

of McCartan Muldoon Architects - an experienced architect in this prize-winning practice, who has led the development of a wide range of projects in the public, private and third sectors

NEIL MCCARTAN

Chief Executive of a leisure and tourism company, who has bought, built and sold successful commercial businesses

COLIN MAYRS

Deputy Secretary in the Department for Communities, with responsibility for the Department’s ‘Engaged Communities Group’

MOIRA DOHERTY

Dean of Queen's University Belfast's Graduate School.

PROFESSOR

MARGARET TOPPING

 

our partners

and supporters.

The Turnaround Project has been developed through partnership and engagement with a wide range of organisations and generous financial or pro-bono support from others:

The Turnaround Project

Hydebank Wood College

Hospital Road

Belfast

Co. Antrim

BT8 8NA

info@theturnaroundproject.org

028 9064 1604

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Registered Charity Number: NIC106841

Company Number: NI647706