Clonmel Garda Youth Diversion Project (WSTCYS)

The Clonmel Garda Youth Diversion Project works with young people aged 12-18 years who have received a Juvenile Liaison Officer (JLO) caution or are deemed at risk of involvement in anti-social behaviours.

The project offers group, one-to-one and Drop-In support to young people from the town of Clonmel. Project leaders deliver issue-based programmes, activities and educational supports to the young people.

All parents of the young people engaging with the project can avail of family support. This is a person-centred approach and delivers targeted supports, identified by the parents in conjunction with the family support worker. The family support worker is available by telephone 5 days per week and face-to-face support two days per week.

Referral: Referrals are received from JLO, Gardaí, Schools, and Training Centres, agencies in the Community both statutory and voluntary, family or self-referral.

Contact details: Youth Justice Workers, Neil Halligan and Marty Clare; Family Support Worker Fiona Douglas


  • Wilderness Youth and Community Centre, Wilderness Grove, Clonmel
  • St Oliver’s Community Complex, Elm Park, Clonmel.
  • E-mail:
  • Email: (Family Support)
  • Tel. 087-9573669 (Marty Clare)
  • Tel. 086-7703305 (Neil Halligan)
  • Tel. 086-6004843 (Fiona Douglas)

Geographical remit: Clonmel, Cahir and South West of the county.

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