Written Answers. - Grant Schemes.

Trevor Sargent

Question:

84 Mr. Sargent asked the Minister for Justice the number and the nature of the various grant schemes which she has approved in respect of her Department and its subordinate agencies; the schedule for these schemes; the objective of each such scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7932/96]

Information on grant schemes introduced since December 1994 is set out in the following table in so far as my Department is concerned.

Name of Body/Individual

Nature of the Scheme

Objective of the Scheme

Muintir na Tíre

Recruitment of Development Officers for the Community Alert Scheme

The development and expansion of the Community Alert Scheme

Inter Agency Drugs Project

To analyse and respond to the drugs problem in the North Inner City

The promotion of a drugs free lifestyle in the North Inner City of Dublin

Cork Civil Service G.A.A. team

Civil Service team including Prison Service

Support towards participation in tournament

Blanchardstown Project (W.E.B.)

Youth Diversion Scheme

To divert young people at risk away from crime

Cherry Orchard Project

Youth Diversion Scheme

To divert young people at risk away from crime

Waterford City Project

Youth Diversion Scheme

To divert young people at risk away from crime

The Department of Justice Probation and Welfare Service provides official funding to a number of bodies under its aegis and a number of voluntary organisations as set out hereunder.
Grants to Workshops and Day Centres
Funding in respect of the running costs and grants towards capital expenditure are provided to a number of hostels, workshops and day centres operated on behalf of the Probation and Welfare Service.
The lack of productive employment or an equivalent full-time occupation is frequently cited as a major contributing factor to crime and deliquency, especially among young people. A number of day training facilities are run by the Probation and Welfare Service and others by voluntary organisations. The programmes provided include, for example, training in woodwork, metalwork, photography, art, lifeskills and literacy.
The objectives of these programmes are: (1) to help reduce reoffending; and (2) to provide an alternative to a custodial sentence.
The organisations in receipt of funding under this scheme since December 1994 are as follows:

Name of Body

Nature of Scheme

Autocrime Diversion Project, Cork

Grant to Workshop/Day-centre

Education Support Project, Dublin 8

Grant to Workshop/Day-centre

Greenhills Youth Project

Grant to Workshop/Day-centre

Turning Point

Grant to Workshop/Day-centre

Aiséirí Treatment Centre, Cahir and Wexford

Grant to Workshop/Day-centre

International Correctional Arts Network

Grant to Workshop/Day-centre

Wexford Centre Project Limited

Grant to Workshop/Day-centre