Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
Youth Diversion Projects
Question 63: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 326 to 328, inclusive, of 16 December 2008, the number of children referred to the Garda youth diversion programme in 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28475/10]
Barry Andrews (Minister of State with special responsibility for Children and Young People, Department of Health and Children; Minister of State, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform; Minister of State, Department of Education and Science; Dún Laoghaire, Fianna Fail)
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I wish to inform the Deputy that the information he has requested in relation to Garda Diversion Programme for 2008 has been published in the 2008 Annual Report of the Committee appointed to monitor the effectiveness of the programme. This report is available in the Oireachtas Library and on the website of the Irish Youth Justice Service ( www.iyjs.ie ). Equivalent information for 2009 will be published shortly in the 2009 Annual Report.