Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Questions (150)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

150. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the Garda youth diversion programmes in place in each county in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25749/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The attached table details the Garda Youth Diversion projects in each county for the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019.

At present, there are 106 GYDPs operating around the State, catering for approximately 4,000 young people every year. In general, the location of projects is linked to local needs and the levels of youth crime. The existing network of GYDPs has developed organically over three decades, and I am committed to ensuring that it continues to develop as resources become available so that every young person has access to these very valuable services, and that they are delivered to the highest standard possible.

The continued support and development of these services is of high importance to my Department. Recently the Action Research Project (ARP) was launched by my Department in partnership with the University of Limerick.

The ARP, supported by the Research Evidence into Policy Programmes and Practice project (REPPP) in the University of Limerick, involves 15 selected Garda Youth Diversion Projects. The intention is to move beyond the testimonial and anecdotal evidence we have that projects work well and provide a good service, to capture precisely what specific interventions work best, document this evidence, and roll out learning across all the projects over a period of years. The actions will include:

- examination of what makes for a successful relationship between a young participant and a Youth Justice Worker (success being understood as facilitation of real change in the young person’s attitudes and life that would not otherwise happen);

- articulating the contribution that a GYDP makes in tackling crime in a community; and

- assessment of the contribution that ‘up-stream’ agencies and interventions can make to crime reduction and making appropriate recommendations.

Furthermore, I am chairing an expert Steering Group to guide the development of a new Youth Justice Strategy. One of the areas the group is examining is diversion from the Justice System. This will include looking at how we can enhance the Garda Youth Diversion Programme and the GYDPs which act to support it.

All of this work will help to further develop and enhance, over time and as resources allow, the approach to the location of new projects, with the objective of ensuring that the GYDP service is available in all areas of the State.

GARDA DIVISION

PROJECT

GARDA DISTRICT

CBO

Year opened if after 2014

Year Closed

Compass

Kilkenny

Ossory Youth (YWI)

CARLOW/KILKENNY

Hub

Carlow

Carlow Regional Youth Service (YWI)

Cavan 365

Cavan

Foróige

CAVAN/MONAGHAN

MNYP

Monaghan

Foróige

Ennis Youth

Ennis

Clare Youth Service (YWI)

CLARE

Kilrush

Kilrush

Clare Youth Service (YWI)

BAP

Gurranabraher

Foróige

Doughlas West

Togher

Foróige

FAYRE

Mayfield/Gurranabraher

Foróige

GAP

Mayfield

Foróige

HERON

Togher

Foróige

Knocknaheeney/Hollyhill

Gurranabraher

Foróige

MAY

Anglesea St

Foróige

CORK CITY

TACT

Togher

Foróige

Feabhas

Cobh

Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service (YWI)

Mallow

Mallow

Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service (YWI)

CORK NORTH

Youghal

Midleton

Foróige

CORK WEST

Bandon

Bandon

Foróige

Castle

Dún Laoghaire

Crosscare

LAB

Dún Laoghaire

Crosscare

DMR EAST

SAY

Blackrock

Crosscare

North Fingal (Balbriggan)

Balbrigan

Foróige

2016

BYB

Ballymun

Crosscare

Donnycarney

Santry

Donnycarney Youth

2016

Jets

Coolock

Crosscare

Keep

Coolock

Kilmore West Ltd.

North Bay

Balbrigan

Extern Ireland

2016

DMR NORTH

Woodale

Coolock

Sphere 17

Dime

Fitzgibbon St

Foróige

2016

HAY

Fitzgibbon St

Foróige

Most

Fitzgibbon St

Bradóg Youth Service

Nickol

Bridewell

Belvedere Youth Service

DMR NORTH CENTRAL

Swan

Store Street

Swan Youth Service

APT

Tallaght

Foróige

Boost

Tallaght

Foróige

Bru

Crumlin

BRU Ltd

Clay

Crumlin

CLAY Ltd

Jay

Tallaght

Foróige

Key 1 & 2

Tallaght

Foróige

DMR SOUTH

Yew

Tallaght

Foróige

Dán

Kevin St

Foróige

KRIB

Kevin St

Foróige

2016

DMR SOUTH CENTRAL

Liberties Club

Kevin St

SICCDA

ABLE

Clondalkin

Foróige

Cabra Step up

Blanchardstown/Fitzgibbon St

Cabra for Youth

Cody

Clondalkin

Cherry Orchard Equine Centre

Effort

Blanchardstown

Crosscare

Fan

Blanchardstown

Crosscare

Graft

Lucan

Crosscare

ORB

Blanchardstown

Foróige

Swift

Clondalkin

Crosscare

Ucan

Lucan

Crosscare

Valley

Lucan

Crosscare

WEB

Blanchardstown

Foróige

DMR WEST

BEAT

Blanchardstown

Foróige

2019

An Fál Carrach

Milford

Foróige

DONEGAL

Leaf

Letterkenny

Foróige

Bán

Mill St

Foróige

Junction

Ballinasloe

Youth Work Ireland Galway (YWI)

Meas

Mill St

Foróige

GALWAY

Treo Nua

Tuam

Youth Work Ireland Galway (YWI)

KERRY

KDYS

Killarney

Kerry Diocesan YS (YWI)

Athy

Kildare

Extern Ireland

Bridge

Leixlip

Kildare Youth Service (YWI)

Curragh Newbridge

Kildare

Kildare Youth Service (YWI)

KILDARE

Naas

Naas

Extern Ireland

Acorn

Tullamore

Midlands Regional Youth Service (YWI)

Block

Port Laoise

Foróige

Fusion

Tullamore

Midlands Regional Youth Service (YWI)

Port

Port Laoise

Foróige

LAOIS/OFFALY

SUB

Birr

Foróige

Ballynanty

Henry St

Limerick Youth Service (YWI)

CCYDG

Henry St

Moyross Youth Development Company

Irishtown

Henry St

Limerick Youth Service (YWI)

King's Island

Henry St

Limerick Youth Service (YWI)

Rathkeale

Newcastlewest

Foróige

Southside Youth Initiative

Henry St

Extern Ireland

LIMERICK

West Limerick

Newcastlewest

Foróige

Boyne

Drogheda

Youth Work Ireland Louth (YWI)

CABLE

Drogheda

Foróige

High Voltage

Dundalk

Cox's Demesne

LOUTH

TEAM

Dundalk

Muirhevnamor Community YS

CYAP

Castlebar

North Connaught Community YS (YWI)

MAYO

YAB

Ballinasloe

North Connaught Community YS (YWI)

NYPD (+ NYPD Extension)

Navan (Ext Ashbourne)

Foróige

MEATH

SMART

Trim

Crann Support Group Ltd

LEAP

Longford

Foróige

ROSCOMMON/LONGFORD

RAD

Roscommon

Foróige

SLIGO/LEITRIM

YAPS

Sligo

North Connaught Community YS (YWI)

CYD

Clonmel

Waterford & South Tipperary CYS (YWI)

Edge

Clonmel

Waterford & South Tipperary CYS (YWI)

Nenagh

Nenagh

Foróige

Ray

Templemore

NTLP

TIPPERARY

Tar

Tipperary

Tipperary Regional Youth Service (YWI)

Ball

Waterford

Waterford & South Tipperary CYS (YWI)

Day

Dungarvan

Waterford & South Tipperary CYS (YWI)

Pact

Waterford

Waterford & South Tipperary CYS (YWI)

Sway

Waterford

Waterford & South Tipperary CYS (YWI)

WATERFORD

Tyre

Tramore

Waterford & South Tipperary CYS (YWI)

ALF

Athlone

Midlands Regional Youth Service (YWI)

WESTMEATH

EYE

Mullingar

Midlands Regional Youth Service (YWI)

SAFE

Wexford

FAB CDP

Slaney

Enniscorty

Ferns Diocesan Youth Service (YWI)

WEXFORD

Treóin

New Ross

Youth New Ross

New Directions

Bray

Crosscare

WICKLOW

Way

Wicklow

Foróige