Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Questions (229)

Robert Troy


229. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the contact his Department has had with the Department of Justice and Equality with regard to ensuring juvenile liaison officer support for young persons from families who have come to live here in recent years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21759/14]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The operation of the Garda Juvenile Liaison Officer scheme comes within the responsibilities of my colleague, the Minister for Justice and Equality in the first instance.

My Department has not has any contact to date on the issue mentioned by the Deputy. However I am arranging for an official from the Irish Youth Justice Service, which is co-located between my Department and the Department of Justice and Equality, to contact the Deputy to discuss the matter further.