Saturday, February 6th, 2016

IARS Vision

"A society in which everyone is given a chance to actively participate in social problem solving".

Our Mission

to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society.

We do this by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice, and by supporting young people and the community to shape decision-making from the bottom-up.

Our core Organisational Values

We were founded upon the principles of: 

  • user & civic participation
  • restorative justice and dialogue
  • individual empowerment and responsibility

We act in the spirit of partnership, dignity, integrity and honesty and we remain independent, fearless and respectful of diversity and equality issues.

We should be known for our:

  • Strong organisational ethos rooted in our founding values
  • Professionalism and expertise driven by values, integrity, dedication and passion.

IARS' Core Business


These activities relate to the function and role of IARS as a forward thinking and innovative organisation working directly with individuals, organisations, groups and networks independently of geographical boarders. These strategies determine the focus and desired outcomes of all of IARS' project activities and forms the basis of any future plans.