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325. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons employed in the Irish Youth Justice Service of his Department in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; the role of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8830/18]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department's team in the Irish Youth Justice Service is led by a Principal Officer and has responsibility for Youth Crime Policy and Programmes. Their role is to develop and support implementation of youth justice policy including funding and oversight of the operation and development of the nationwide network of Garda Youth Diversion Projects, in consultation with the Garda authorities, as well as supporting a number of other community programmes and projects.
The table below shows the staff numbers and grades  in the Irish Youth Justice Service from 2014-2018.

- End 2014 End 2015 End 2016 End 2017 Current
PO 1 1 1 1 1
AP 1 1 1 2 2
HEO 1 1 1 1 1
AO       1 1
EO 5 5 4 2 2
CO 2 1 2 2 2
Total 10 9 9 9 9