Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (358)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

358. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the level of funding provided to each county for youth diversion programmes in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45211/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The statutory framework relating to young offenders and the Garda Diversion Programme is set out in the Children Act 2001. The nationwide network of Garda Youth Diversion Projects (GYDPs) is supported by my Department.

GYDPs are community based, multi-agency, crime prevention initiatives which primarily seek to divert young people who have become involved in criminal or anti-social behaviour. They aim to support young people to develop and mature through positive interventions and interactions with a local project. GYDPs provide a range of education and training programmes e.g. academic support, IT, employment preparation and specific job training.

Since 2015, GYDPs have been co-funded under the Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) of the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020.

My Department is pursuing an ambitious programme for the future development of GYDP services, working closely with community organisations and with expert support from the Research Evidence into Policy Programmes and Practice (REPPP) project in the University of Limerick.

Funding provided to each county for youth diversion programmes in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019 is set out in the table below:

COUNTY

2016

2017

2018

2019

TOTAL

CARLOW

€110,000.00

€112,212.50

€121,942.00

€127,388.00

€471,542.50

CAVAN

€114,131.00

€120,037.00

€127,962.00

€183,081.37

€545,211.37

CLARE

€265,946.00

€219,843.24

€269,118.50

€253,853.29

€1,008,761.03

CORK

€1,446,551.00

€1,426,160.72

€1,470,152.67

€1,844,837.74

€6,187,702.13

DONEGAL

€298,091.00

€307,976.00

€314,239.00

€342,916.03

€1,263,222.03

DUBLIN

€4,167,288.38

€4,393,766.78

€4,434,133.21

€4,528,264.39

€17,523,452.76

GALWAY

€436,699.00

€493,206.77

€468,065.50

€484,138.78

€1,882,110.05

KERRY

€683,261.00

€704,045.00

€716,278.00

€752,630.39

€2,856,214.39

KILDARE

€408,278.50

€513,267.91

€508,142.50

€440,477.94

€1,870,166.85

KILKENNY

€128,500.00

€130,699.00

€127,450.00

€137,230.00

€523,879.00

LAOIS

€225,592.00

€199,002.31

€229,605.00

€332,808.00

€987,007.31

LIMERICK

€997,436.00

€1,056,329.00

€1,036,456.00

€1,082,140.47

€4,172,361.47

LONGFORD

€109,500.00

€113,248.00

€112,761.00

€124,884.26

€460,393.26

LOUTH

€429,968.00

€516,531.76

€496,207.00

€571,115.63

€2,013,822.39

MAYO

€227,000.00

€203,798.85

€213,015.38

€222,823.00

€866,637.23

MEATH

€368,624.00

€354,425.00

€383,132.00

€463,085.00

€1,569,266.00

MONAGHAN

€108,901.00

€113,815.00

€126,279.00

€134,809.00

€483,804.00

OFFALY

€354,234.00

€344,777.89

€356,051.00

€364,800.00

€1,419,862.89

ROSCOMMON

€107,500.00

€115,020.00

€118,784.00

€118,483.28

€459,787.28

SLIGO

€116,500.00

€102,891.22

€115,695.00

€154,409.00

€489,495.22

TIPPERARY

€516,142.00

€554,129.38

€556,184.26

€592,887.05

€2,219,342.69

WATERFORD

€450,984.00

€544,387.34

€553,276.67

€536,232.51

€2,084,880.52

WESTMEATH

€226,657.00

€228,639.41

€227,040.00

€209,257.25

€891,593.66

WEXFORD

€319,968.00

€322,176.14

€310,518.00

€333,727.50

€1,286,389.64

WICKLOW

€236,500.00

€249,871.77

€250,238.00

€198,769.09

€935,378.86

TOTAL

€12,854,251.88

€13,440,257.98

€13,642,725.68

€14,535,048.97

€54,472,284.53