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 Josephine O’Connor and Neil Halligan, Family Support Worker Dara Arrigan