Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Questions (623)

Patricia Ryan

Question:

623. Deputy Patricia Ryan asked the Minister for Justice the funding provided under the Garda youth diversion scheme in the past two years; the amount provided to each project during the period; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28867/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am very conscious of how the impact of anti-social behaviour affects the quality of life for local communities. Preventing children getting involved in criminality and diverting children away from it when they have already become involved is a key priority for me as Minister for Justice and the Programme for Government contains a number of commitments with regard to tackling anti-social behaviour.

I am informed that currently there are 105 Garda Youth Diversion Projects. The intention is to further develop this service so that it is available to every child in the State who could benefit from it, through an ongoing expansion of existing services and the foundation of new projects where necessary.

I am further informed that the projects are being developed to provide family support to the parents of young people participating in the projects, and are undertaking early intervention and preventative work. The role of the projects in relation to harder-to-engage young people is being enhanced and extended as part of the evolving Youth Justice system.

The Department is supporting the ongoing development of practice in Garda Youth Diversion Projects through the Action Research Project led by the University of Limerick. The Action Research Project works directly with front-line Youth Justice Workers from local projects to develop interventions and best practice. Based on initial outcomes from the Action Research Project, and evaluations of a number of pilot projects, it is intended to develop proposals to expand the existing services. This would ensure national coverage and a stronger focus on difficult issues such as the hard-to-reach cohort.

These issues are addressed in the draft Youth Justice Strategy 2020-2026, which is due to be published in Q4 2020.

Details of the funding allocations sought for the Garda Youth Diversion Projects are set out in the following table.

Garda Youth Diversion Project

Community Based Organisation

County

Garda District

Total Funding 2019

Total Funding 2020

Overall Total

ABLE

Foróige

Dublin

Clondalkin

€139,587.00

€141,110.00

€280,697.00

ACORN

Midlands Regional Youth Service

Offaly

Tullamore

€148,723.00

€146,582.00

€295,305.00

ALF

Midlands Regional Youth Service

Westmeath

Athlone

€119,550.00

€127,055.00

€246,605.00

APT

Foróige

Dublin

Tallaght

€104,966.00

€108,599.00

€213,565.00

ATHY

Extern Ireland

Kildare

Kildare

€117,643.00

€115,876.00

€233,519.00

BALL

Waterford and South Tipperary CYS

Waterford

Waterford

€124,240.00

€123,439.00

€247,679.00

BÁN

Foróige

Galway

Mill St

€140,740.00

€147,065.00

€287,805.00

BANDON YOUTH

Foróige

Cork

Bandon

€172,354.00

€172,612.00

€344,966.00

BAP

Foróige

Cork

Gurranabraher

€143,208.00

€144,646.00

€287,854.00

BEAT

Foróige

Dublin

Blanchardstown

€182,704.00

€152,930.00

€335,634.00

BLOCK

Foróige

Laois

Portlaoise

€227,146.00

€234,884.00

€462,030.00

BOOST

Foróige

Dublin

Tallaght

€112,707.00

€97,840.00

€210,547.00

BOYNE

Louth Youth Service

Louth

Drogheda

€122,280.00

€114,110.00

€236,390.00

BRIDGE

Kildare Youth Service

Kildare

Leixlip

€145,601.00

€149,638.00

€295,239.00

BRÚ

BRU Ltd.

Dublin

Crumlin

€173,236.00

€169,998.00

€343,234.00

BYB (BALLYMUN)

Crosscare

Dublin

Ballymun

€230,169.00

€244,038.00

€474,207.00

CABLE

Foróige

Louth

Drogheda

€194,192.00

€198,201.00

€392,393.00

CABRA STEP UP

Cabra for Youth

Dublin

Blanchardstown/Fitzgibbon St

€162,770.00

€209,952.00

€372,722.00

CASTLE

Crosscare

Dublin

Dun Laoghaire

€110,766.00

€115,471.00

€226,237.00

CAVAN 365

Foróige

Cavan

Cavan

€210,781.00

€234,304.00

€445,085.00

CLAY

CLAY Ltd

Dublin

Crumlin

€120,425.00

€127,440.00

€247,865.00

CLOYNE MOBILE DIVERSION

Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service

Cork

Mobile

€220,643.00

€215,516.00

€436,159.00

CODY

Cherry Orchard Equine Centre

Dublin

Clondalkin

€131,066.00

€160,574.00

€291,640.00

COMPASS

Ossory Youth

Kilkenny

Kilkenny

€137,230.00

€147,484.00

€284,714.00

CURRAGH NEWBRIDGE

Kildare Youth Service

Kildare

Kildare

€124,256.00

€117,353.00

€241,609.00

CYAP

North Connaught Youth and Community Service

Mayo

Castlebar

€113,825.00

€114,450.00

€228,275.00

CYD

Waterford and South Tipperary CYS

Tipperary

Clonmel

€125,930.00

€123,875.00

€249,805.00

DAN

Foróige

Dublin

Kevin St

€103,744.00

€103,543.00

€207,287.00

DAY

Waterford and South Tipperary CYS

Waterford

Dungarvan

€108,196.00

€106,490.00

€214,686.00

DEN NENAGH

Foróige

Tipperary

Nenagh

€109,535.00

€104,313.00

€213,848.00

DONEGAL DIVISION

Foróige

Donegal

Milford/Letterkenny

€375,916.00

€399,717.00

€775,633.00

DONNYCARNEY

Donnycarney Youth Project

Dublin

Santry

€121,520.00

€122,500.00

€244,020.00

DOUGLAS WEST

Foróige

Cork

Togher

€128,575.00

€130,763.00

€259,338.00

EDGE

Waterford and South Tipperary CYS

Tipperary

Clonmel

€163,581.00

€180,555.00

€344,136.00

EFFORT

Crosscare

Dublin

Blanchardstown

€123,356.00

€132,246.00

€255,602.00

ENNIS YOUTH

Clare Youth Service

Clare

Ennis

€164,988.00

€160,490.00

€325,478.00

EYE

Midlands Regional Youth Service

Westmeath

Mullingar

€119,750.00

€123,464.00

€243,214.00

FAN

Crosscare

Dublin

Blanchardstown

€255,009.00

€256,615.00

€511,624.00

FAYRE

Foróige

Cork

Mayfield/Gurranabraher

€111,260.00

€119,978.00

€231,238.00

FEABHAS

Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service

Cork

Cobh

€109,381.00

€109,616.00

€218,997.00

FUSION

Midlands Regional Youth Service

Offaly

Tullamore

€111,732.00

€110,305.00

€222,037.00

GAP

Foróige

Cork

Mayfield

€177,641.00

€185,503.00

€363,144.00

GRAFT

Crosscare

Dublin

Lucan

€121,747.00

€122,693.00

€244,440.00

HAY

Foróige

Dublin

Fitzgibbon St

€116,531.00

€278,653.00

€395,184.00

HERON

Foróige

Cork

Togher

€103,667.00

€107,959.00

€211,626.00

HIGH VOLTAGE

Cox's Demesne

Louth

Dundalk

€127,048.00

€129,475.00

€256,523.00

HUB

Carlow Regional Youth Service

Carlow

Carlow

€127,388.00

€125,424.00

€252,812.00

JAY

Foróige

Dublin

Tallaght

€180,749.00

€231,237.00

€411,986.00

JETS

Crosscare

Dublin

Coolock

€115,254.00

€119,436.00

€234,690.00

JUNCTION

Youth Work Ireland Galway

Galway

Ballinasloe

€118,626.00

€121,082.00

€239,708.00

KEEP (FORMERLY KILMORE WEST)

Kilmore West Ltd.

Dublin

Coolock

€210,487.00

€227,230.00

€437,717.00

KERRY KEY SERVICE (6 PROJECTS)

KDYS

Kerry

Killarney

€773,283.00

€767,000.38

€1,540,283.38

KEY (1+2)

Foróige

Dublin

Tallaght

€219,958.00

€206,416.00

€426,374.00

KILRUSH

Clare Youth Service

Clare

Kilrush

€118,152.00

€109,417.00

€227,569.00

KNOCKNAHEENY HOLYHILL

Foróige LDTF

Cork

Gurranabraher

€107,011.00

€110,985.00

€217,996.00

KRIB

Foróige

Dublin

Kevin St

€116,337.00

€117,353.00

€233,690.00

LAB

Crosscare

Dublin

Dun Laoghaire

€171,461.00

€175,678.00

€347,139.00

LAR

Foróige

Meath

Ashbourne

€116,556.00

€123,609.00

€240,165.00

LEAP

Foróige

Longford

Longford

€146,310.00

€246,041.00

€392,351.00

LIBERTIES CLUB

SICCDA

Dublin

Kevin St

€114,627.00

€116,974.00

€231,601.00

LIMERICK YOUTH SERVICE

Limerick Youth Service

Limerick

Henry St

€463,219.00

€524,061.00

€987,280.00

MALLOW

Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service

Cork

Mallow

€112,168.00

€108,377.00

€220,545.00

MAY

Foróige

Cork

Anglesea St

€103,729.00

€106,857.00

€210,586.00

MEAS

Foróige

Galway

Mill St

€133,709.00

€141,352.00

€275,061.00

MNYP

Foróige

Monaghan

Monaghan

€134,809.00

€134,631.00

€269,440.00

MOST

Bradóg Youth Service

Dublin

Fitzgibbon St

€188,742.00

€293,867.00

€482,609.00

MOYROSS/CCYDG

Moyross Youth Development Company

Limerick

Henry St

€200,000.00

€207,730.00

€407,730.00

NAAS

Extern Ireland

Kildare

Naas

€122,308.00

€121,315.00

€243,623.00

NEW DIRECTIONS

Crosscare

Wicklow

Bray

€113,105.00

€116,606.00

€229,711.00

NICKOL

Belvedere Youth Club

Dublin

Store Street

€47,092.58

€47,092.58

NORTH BAY

Extern Ireland

Dublin

Balbrigan

€114,713.00

€116,801.00

€231,514.00

NORTH FINGAL

Foróige

Dublin

Balbrigan

€162,368.00

€167,690.00

€330,058.00

NYDP

Foróige

Meath

Navan

€167,564.00

€170,300.00

€337,864.00

ORB

Foróige

Dublin

Blanchardstown

€108,813.00

€102,634.00

€211,447.00

PACT

Waterford and South Tipperary CYS

Waterford

Waterford

€116,730.00

€113,056.00

€229,786.00

PORT

Foróige

Laois

Portlaoise

€111,519.00

€113,788.00

€225,307.00

RAD

Foróige

Roscommon

Roscommon

€124,331.00

€121,729.00

€246,060.00

RATHKEALE

Foróige

Limerick

Newcastlewest

€149,416.00

€165,047.00

€314,463.00

RAY

NTLP

Tipperary

Templemore

€148,230.00

€166,193.00

€314,423.00

SAFE

FAB CDP

Wexford

Wexford

€121,736.00

€123,900.00

€245,636.00

SAY

Crosscare

Dublin

Blackrock

€123,546.00

€126,454.00

€250,000.00

SLANEY

Ferns Diocesan Youth Service

Wexford

Enniscorty

€124,740.00

€125,098.00

€249,838.00

SMART

Crann Support Group

Meath

Trim

€190,528.00

€199,883.00

€390,411.00

SOUTHSIDE YOUTH INITIATIVE

Extern Ireland

Limerick

Henry St

€207,789.00

€211,480.00

€419,269.00

SUB

Foróige

Offaly

Birr

€131,101.00

€136,572.00

€267,673.00

SWAN

Swan Youth service

Dublin

Store Street

€136,053.00

€137,632.00

€273,685.00

SWAY

Waterford and South Tipperary CYS

Waterford

Waterford

€109,090.00

€112,418.00

€221,508.00

SWIFT

Crosscare

Dublin

Clondalkin

€115,534.00

€120,985.00

€236,519.00

TACT

Foróige

Cork

Togher

€115,955.00

€119,221.00

€235,176.00

TAR

Tipperary Regional Youth Service

Tipperary

Tipperary

€106,678.00

€108,235.00

€214,913.00

TEAM

Muirhevnamor CYS

Louth

Dundalk

€154,263.00

€160,988.00

€315,251.00

TREO NUA

Youth Work Ireland Galway

Galway

Tuam

€110,552.00

€112,396.00

€222,948.00

TREÓIN

Youth New Ross

Wexford

New Ross

€103,801.00

€119,794.00

€223,595.00

TYRE

Waterford and South Tipperary CYS

Waterford

Tramore

€121,027.00

€114,516.00

€235,543.00

UCAN

Crosscare

Dublin

Lucan

€143,832.00

€157,421.00

€301,253.00

VALLEY

Crosscare

Dublin

Lucan

€104,366.00

€111,245.00

€215,611.00

WAY

Foróige

Wicklow

Wicklow

€133,324.00

€140,483.00

€273,807.00

WEB

Foróige

Dublin

Blanchardstown

€168,574.00

€170,945.00

€339,519.00

WEST LIMERICK

Foróige

Limerick

Newcastlewest

€108,776.00

€114,908.00

€223,684.00

WOODALE GYDP

Sphere 17 RYS

Dublin

Coolock

€140,459.00

€170,941.00

€311,400.00

YAB

North Connaught Youth and Community Service

Mayo

Ballinasloe

€120,016.00

€120,641.00

€240,657.00

YAPS

North Connaught Youth and Community Service

Sligo

Sligo

€162,050.00

€168,117.00

€330,167.00

YEW

Foróige

Dublin

Tallaght

€129,861.00

€133,002.00

€262,863.00

YOUGHAL

Foróige

Cork

Midleton

€122,321.00

€127,235.00

€249,556.00

TOTALS

€15,574,651.58

€16,374,346.38

€31,948,997.96