136. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the level of funding given to restorative justice initiatives during each of the years 2011 to 2016 to date; and the cost of increasing these by 10% and 20%. [12648/16]


Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Probation Service, through my Department, allocates funding to a range of Community Based Organisations (CBOs) nationally to support the work of the Probation Service. Two Community Based Organisations receive funding to specifically deliver restorative justice programmes and interventions for adult offenders. These are the Restorative Justice Service, based in Tallaght, and Restorative Justice in the Community, based in Nenagh.
The level of funding allocated to these two specific CBOs from 2011 to 2016 and the approximate cost of increasing this funding by 10% and 20% respectively, based on the 2016 funding level, is set out in the following table.

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 +10% 2016 +20%
Total €382,000 €386,000 €503,500 €396,000 €516,000 €512,500 €563,750 €615,000