Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (325)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

325. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons employed in the Irish Youth Justice Service of his Department in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; the role of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8830/18]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department's team in the Irish Youth Justice Service is led by a Principal Officer and has responsibility for Youth Crime Policy and Programmes. Their role is to develop and support implementation of youth justice policy including funding and oversight of the operation and development of the nationwide network of Garda Youth Diversion Projects, in consultation with the Garda authorities, as well as supporting a number of other community programmes and projects.

The table below shows the staff numbers and grades  in the Irish Youth Justice Service from 2014-2018.

-

End 2014

End 2015

End 2016

End 2017

Current

PO

1

1

1

1

1

AP

1

1

1

2

2

HEO

1

1

1

1

1

AO

 

 

 

1

1

EO

5

5

4

2

2

CO

2

1

2

2

2

Total

10

9

9

9

9