Programmes for Young People
Brú Youth Project
Brú Youth Project is open to young people aged 10-25 and who are living within the catchment areas of Crumlin and Walkinstown. The projects work is carried by using a targeted approach. Young people who attend the service usually participate in open sessions that are age specific and run weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the evening. Youth Workers will work with young people to identify those who are in need of support. The projects aim is to ensure that young people engaged with the project are happy and achieving. We are guided by “Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children & Young People 2014-2020.
These are the five national outcomes
- Active and healthy with physical and mental well being
- Achieving full potential in all areas of learning and development
- Safe and protected from harm
- Have economic security and opportunity
- Connected, respected and contributing to their world
Bru Youth Service is a large, well resourced facility and is purpose built for working with young people. We have a variety of rooms for young people to use. Those include:
- Games Room
- Art Room
- Gym Area
- Sports Hall
- The Brudio (Music Room for rehearsal, music production, recording and DJ’ing)
- I.T Room
- Group Room
- Back Area (outdoor games, tennis, basketball)
There are a wide variety of activities that we offer are based on the needs and interests of Young People. Here are some of the most popular activities
- Open Sessions (games, pool, art, dance, music, cooking, playstation, table tennis, soccer, badminton)
- Coasteering (cliff jumping, exploring the sea)
- Hill Walking
Brú Youth Diversion Project
Brú 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 employ 2 Youth Justice Workers and a Youth Justice Coordinator. We are open Monday to Friday and on occasional weekends. We work with young people who have been referred to us by;
- a Juvenile Liaison Officer
- Community Gardai
- or by other local agencies
- Self Referral
The Youth Justice Workers engage with young people. They provide alternatives to the Irish criminal justice 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.
The projects is administered and funded by 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.