Garda Diversion Youth Project

Youth Work Ireland – Tipperary Garda Youth Diversion Project (GYDP) works with young people (12-18 years) who are involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour and crime. 

Our Garda Youth Diversion Project works in partnership with the  Irish Youth Justice Service, An Garda Siochana  and is supported by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the “ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020″. 

Our Garda Youth Diversion Project is located in Tipperary Town. 

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AIMS: 

  • Working either one to one and/or group work, our Garda Youth Diversion Project 
  • Support young people in their personal, civic & social development. 

OUTCOMES: 

Although the individual outcome for each young person varies regarding to individual needs, the general outcomes for young people involved GYDP are: 

  • Greater sense of personal worth 
  • Improved sense of civic & social involvement 
  • Understanding of benefit of educational attachment and/or attainment 
  • Increased engagement with pro-social peers 
  • Improved use of recreation time 

Positive outcomes in these areas have proven to lead to a reduction in their likelihood of a young person offending/re-offending 

Programmes & Activities 

With the support of Youth Justice Workers, young people can participate in a diverse range of youth work programmes & activities including: 

  • Life Skills & Personal Development 
  • Junior Leadership Training & Skills 
  • Civic & Social Development 
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness & Education 
  • Creative Art & Music 
  • Positive Mental Health & Wellbeing 
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Youth Information 
  • International Youth Exchanges 
  • Work to Learn Programme  
  • Education Support through Alternative Learning Programme  
  • Collaborative support with internal and external structure such as family support in local Family Resource Centres 
  • Sexual Health Programmes 

MEET THE TEAM: 

Our Youth Justice team are: 

GDY Project:

Karen Fahey at Karen.fahey@youthworktipperary.ie / Tel: 087 2860998 / 062 52604 

Claire Turner at Claire.turner@youthworktipperary.ie / Tel: 085 8009921 / 062 52604 

Address: Youth Work Ireland Tipperary, 17 Bank Place, Tipperary Town, CO. Tipperary.