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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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Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality (Deputy David Stanton): 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