Staff Bios

 

Pete
Pete McCann

CAP & CSS General Manager
pete[at]careafterprison[dot]ie

 

Pete has a strong background in empowerment and facilitating change for individuals facing difficult issues in life. He obtained a diploma in Criminology and Social Policy in 2003, his degree in Social Sciences in 2008, and a diploma in Addiction Studies in 2011. Pete has also undergone trainings and has received certificates in many different areas including: First Aid, Community and Health Studies, Motivational Interview Training, Therapeutic Crisis Training, and much more. Pete’s past employment has also equipped him with a unique level of understanding and skills to help individuals overcome issues in their lives and work toward change. Some of his work experience includes: providing peer support at Pathways Project and working as a Project Worker for Merchants Quay. Pete is also in the process of earning his Certificate in homeless prevention/intervention.

As CAP manager, Pete is responsible for the day to day responsibilities of managing our voluntary Care After Prison service users that are not a part of the CSS Scheme. Pete oversees our team of Community Support Workers that work with the voluntary Care After Prison service users, and helps them with any issues that may arise, or questions that they have. Pete also acts as a liaison with organisations that provide services need by our service users.

 

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Rosalinde Schut

Head of Operations
rosalinde[at]careafterprison[dot]ie

 

As a Head of Operations, Rosalinde supports Care After Prison by developing and implementing administrative processes, policies and procedures, mainly around finances and human resources, as well as raising funds for the various activities Care After Prison is involved in.

Before joining Care After Prison in December 2013, Rosalinde was a transitional employment programme manager in inner city Dublin. She also has experience working as head of a training centre for jobseekers. Rosalinde has worked for the Dutch Probation Service since 2009, supporting Dutch citizens who have been sentenced in Ireland. Having worked in third level and adult education institutions, as well as the non-profit sector for over 15 years, she is committed to seeing empowered individuals transform their own lives.

Aisling
Aisling Meyler

CSS Manager

aisling[at]careafterprison[dot]ie

As CSS Manager, Aisling works on assessing the needs of individuals affected by imprisonment and empowering them to recognise and achieve their goals. She helps individuals to develop the skills they need to successfully lead crime-free lives. Aisling also assesses individuals in various prisons to see if they are suitable candidates to serve the rest of their sentence in the community with the support of both Care After Prison and other potentially needed supports.

Aisling received her BA in Social Science from the University College Dublin in 2011. She has also volunteered as a facilitator at Alternatives to Violence, and as helpline staff at Dublin 12 Domestic Violence Service. Aisling’s educational background and professional experience has equipped her with the knowledge and skills to help individuals through a multitude of issues. Aisling believes in Care After Prison’s mission and has empowered many individuals to find their way to productive, crime-free lives.

Tara Clancy
Community Support Worker
tarac[at]careafterprison[dot]ie

Her role in Care After Prison is to work with service-users by linking in with them on a regular basis. She supports them with any needs or issues that they are facing, acts as a liaison with other agencies and organisations, and helps them reintegrate back into their communities as smoothly and effectively as possible.

Diane Connolly
Community Support Worker
diane@careafterpriso[dot].ie

Her role in Care After Prison is to work with service-users by linking in with them on a regular basis. She supports them with any needs or issues that they are facing, acts as a liaison with other agencies and organisations, and helps them reintegrate back into their communities as smoothly and effectively as possible

Billy
Billy McClurg

Community Support Worker
billy[at]careafterprison[dot]ie

 

As a Community Support Worker, Billy works with a number of service users facing the challenges of reintegration. He links in with the service users on a regular basis and assists them with any specific needs that they feel will put them on the right track upon leaving prison. Billy acts as a liaison with other agencies and individuals that will help the service users with additional needs as well as providing any other assistance that is needed.

Billy received his Intermediate Certificate from Sandymount High School in 1970. He has worked for numerous building companies as a bricklayer as well. Billy’s life experiences have provided him with the skills and knowledge to effectively work with individuals from all backgrounds. His empathy and interpersonal skills have allowed him to help many individuals receive the appropriate support to have a successful reintegration process.

Christopher McDonagh
Grower

Chris is our grower at Thornton Hall, a horticultural site which is a collaboration between the Irish Prison Service, the Probation Service and Care After Prison.

Audrey Wilson
Horticultural Supervisor

Audrey is our horticultural supervisor at Thornton Hall, a horticultural site which is a collaboration between the Irish Prison Service, the Probation Service and Care After Prison.

 

Internships & Work placements

Care after Prison provides the opportunity for people on internships and students on work placement to get first hand experience of working in this sector. Please send your enquiry to info@careafterprison.ie. We would love to hear from you.

 

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