Author: Department of Justice and Equality and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Publisher: Department of Justice and Equality and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Geographic Coverage: Ireland
Type of Resource: Report
Vulnerable groups: Children, Young People
Developed with children and young people? Yes
Type of participation: Consultations With Children
Availability: Open Access
Keywords: Child, Participation, State Care, Voice, Young People
This report details the findings of consultations with young people on Garda Youth Diversion Projects (GYDPs). The key objectives of the consultations were to explore young people’s views and opinions on how:
- GYDPs assist them to move away from and/or prevent them from becoming involved in criminal and/or anti-social behaviour.
- How important it is to young people that projects are located close to where they live or if they would travel to other areas in order to participate in a project.
An Advisory group of six young people who were current participants in GYDPs was established to help advise the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) on the consultation methodologies and process. In total, 41 young people took part in the consultations. Of these, 36 were current participants in GYDPs aged 13 – 18 years and five were past participants aged 18 years or over.