Written answers

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Department of Justice, Equality and Defence

Juvenile Offenders

8:00 pm

Photo of John O'MahonyJohn O'Mahony (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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Question 383: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of incidents of juvenile crime recorded in each Garda division in Mayo since 2006 to date in 2011; the number of cases dealt with by the juvenile diversion programme in the same period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17479/11]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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The Annual Reports of the Committee appointed to monitor the effectiveness of the Diversion Programme under Part 4 of the Children Act 2001, as amended, include details of the number of incidents of youth crime and the number of individual children referred to the Programme each year. This information is broken down by Garda Region and Division. The reports for period 2004 -2009 are available on the website of the Irish Youth Justice Service (www.iyjs.ie). I understand that the report for 2010 is nearing completion and I will publish it as soon as possible after I receive it.

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