Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (340)

Gerry Adams

Question:

340. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the locations of perpetrator programmes for persons convicted of domestic abuse crimes; and the funding allocated to these programmes in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [44957/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

My Department is currently supporting and overseeing the implementation of a uniform national domestic violence intervention programme under the Second National Strategy for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender- based Violence, 2016-2021. The roll out of this programme, entitled the Choices Programme, began in 2017.

The Choices Programme is now being delivered across the State by the following three organisations working with men who engage in domestic abuse and in providing support to their partners/ex-partners: MOVE Ireland, Men's Development Network and the North East Domestic Violence Intervention Programme (NEDVIP).

Prior to establishment of the Choices programme, these organisations were running separate types of domestic abuse intervention programmes locally with funding support provided by my Department.

I understand that NEDVIP, the programme managed by the Probation Service in Louth takes referrals from the criminal courts or from Tulsa, the Child and Family Agency. MOVE and MEND - a programme run by the Men's Development Network - are also open to taking referrals from the Probation Service and Tusla but also accept men who self-refer or are referred by other agencies.

I understand that the current programme locations are as follows.

Choices Programme Location

Service Provider

Contact details

Galway

MOVE

085-8748108 www.moveireland.ie/

Sligo

MOVE

085-8748108www.moveireland.ie/

Midlands (Athlone)

MOVE

085-8748108www.moveireland.ie/

Cork

MOVE

086-6044047www.moveireland.ie/

Dublin city centre

MOVE

O86-4149591www.moveireland.ie/

Dublin Tallaght

MOVE

086-4149591www.moveireland.ie/

Dublin Swords

MOVE

086-4149591www.moveireland.ie/

Meath

MOVE

086-4149591www.moveireland.ie/

Limerick/Clare

MOVE

086-4149613www.moveireland.ie/

North Tipperary

MOVE

086-4149613www.moveireland.ie/

Kerry

MOVE

086-4149613www.moveireland.ie/

Carlow/ Kilkenny

MEND

086-8751131http://mend.ie/

South Tipperary

MEND

087-9156632http://mend.ie/

Waterford

MEND

086-8167798http://mend.ie/

Wexford

MEND

086-1075449http://mend.ie/

Laois/Offaly

MEND

087- 4597626http://mend.ie/

Kildare

MEND

051-878866http://mend.ie/

Louth

NEDVIP

042 9359755

Details of the funding provided by my Department to the relevant service providers in delivering intervention programmes over the period requested by the Deputy is in the following table.

Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme Organisation Funding

2016

2017

2018

2019 to date –as at September 30 2019

MOVE Ireland

€402,000

€395,000

€500,000

€387,500

Mens Development Network

€278,000

€272,215

€297,537

€289,620

North East Domestic Violence Intervention Programme

€24,000

€23,494

€36,134

€18,633.50

Total Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes

€704,000

€690,709

€833.671

€695,753.50 to date