Brú GYDP

Garda Youth Diversion Project

Bru GYDP

Brú Garda Youth Diversion Project is a specialist programme. It supports young people aged 12-17years. It focuses on making decisions around their behaviour and diverting them from criminal activity. We work with young people who have been referred to us by;

  • a Juvenile Liaison Officer
  • Community Gardai
  • or by other local agencies.

The Youth Justice Workers engage with young people. They provide alternatives to the Irish Court system processing the young person. We use a range of methods to work with young people including

  • 1-1 support,
  • educational support,
  • recreational activities,
  • skills based learning
  • and any other interventions that will be beneficial.

These projects run in co-ordination with An Garda Siochana and the Irish Youth Justice Service. The European Social Fund* funds the Diversion projects of Ireland.

* as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020

 

The Project Aims To:

  • Facilitate programmes that support participant’s personal development.
  • Engage in positive activities. Providing a fun and crime free environment for young people to grow.
  • Encourage participants’ personal, community and social responsibility.
  • Improve long term employment prospects.
  • Where offending behaviour has occurred provide intervention programmes.
  • Improve the relationship between participants, the wider community and An Garda Siochana.