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What do we fund?

Garda Youth Diversion Projects

The main aim of the projects are to engage with young people (aged 12-17) at risk of/or involved in anti-social and/or criminal behaviour and provide them with targeted supports designed to enable these young people to stop their offending and become positive contributors to society. The projects offer the young participants opportunities for education, employment and training as well as sport, art, music and other activities all of which contribute to improving employability. Projects are specifically located in areas of social disadvantage and marginalisation, where there are high volumes of youth crime and where there is a history of early school leaving and generational unemployment.

For further information please contact the Community Programmes Unit of the Irish Youth Justice Service: community.iyjs@justice.ie