266. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the full year running cost of Garda youth diversion projects and other youth justice services funded by his Department. [7048/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): In 2017, my Department provided €13,290,518 in grant funding to support the delivery of the nationwide network of Garda Youth Diversion Projects.  A further €1,372,178 in grant funding was provided to support a range of other activities, including project work relating to Local Drugs Task Forces, pilot mentoring initiatives and measures to support training and best practices.
In addition, the Probation Service provided €5,086,500  to support the operation of Young Persons Probation projects in 2017.