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Tar Youth Diversion Project

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

Our Tar Youth Diversion Project works in partnership with the  Irish Youth Justice Service, This project is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union

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Our Tar Youth Diversion Project is located in Tipperary Town. 

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

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

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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 


Our Youth justice team are:

     Claire Turner at claire.turner@youthworktipperary.ie     Tel: 085 800 9921 / 062 52604

     Katie Rafferty at katie.rafferty@youthworktipperary.ie   Tel: 087 286 0998 / 062 52604

Address: Youth Work Tipperary, 17 Bank Place, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary