Jackie joined the REPPP team in March 2019 as a researcher on the Action Research Project (ARP) working with participating Garda Youth Diversion Projects (GYDP) to identify and disseminate best practice in working with young people at risk. Jackie completed an MSocSc in Youth and Community Work in UCC in 2001. Jackie previously worked as Youth Officer with the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. The role included trialling a new framework for projects involved in a reform process with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and supporting the National Quality Standards Framework for youth projects and groups. Prior to her Youth Officer role, Jackie worked as Coordinator of a Garda Youth Diversion Project in Limerick city. She has worked as a youth worker in various parts of Limerick city and with young people in Residential Care settings. Jackie is an experienced trainer and facilitator of Restorative Practice (RP).