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Committee Appointed to Monitor the Effectiveness of the Diversion Programme. (2015) Annual report of the Committee Appointed to Monitor the Effectiveness of the Diversion Programme 2013. Dublin: An Garda Siochana.

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This report sets out the activities of the Committee in 2013 and recommendations.

• In 2013, there was a reduction of 15% in the number of referrals to the Juvenile Diversion Programme.
• The total number of incidents referred to the Diversion Programme during 2013 was 20,536 compared to 24,069 in 2012.
• The total number of individual children referred to the Programme was 10,420 compared to 12,246 in 2012.
• 7,732 (74%) of the children referred were admitted to the Diversion Programme compared to 9,105 (74%) in 2012.
• 5,188 (50%) children had their cases dealt with by way of an informal caution compared to 6,265 (51%) in 2012.
• 2,544 (24%) children had their cases dealt with by way of a formal caution compared to 2,840 (23%) in 2012.
• 449 (4%) children have a decision in their case pending compared to 671 (5%) in 2012.
• 587 (6%) children required no further Garda action to be taken compared to 648 (5%) in 2012.
• 1,652 (16%) children were considered not suitable for inclusion in the Programme compared to
• 1,822 (15%) in 2012.
• 25% of children who were referred to the Programme were female while 75% were male, the same as 2012 figures.
• The Garda Programme of Restorative Justice continued to develop, promoting restorative practice in youth diversion intervention. Juvenile Liaison Officers used Restorative Justice in 911 referrals.
• Theft and related offences (27%), Public Order (26%), and damage to property and to the environment (11%) constitute the three main categories of offences for which children were referred.
• The total number of JLO posts is 123 including 8 JLO Sergeants, which remains the same as 2012 figures.


Date:2015
Pages:31 p.
Publisher:An Garda Siochana
Corporate Creators:Committee Appointed to Monitor the Effectiveness of the Diversion Programme
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminality > Youth (juvenile) offending
MM-MO Crime and law > Law enforcement and the justice system
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Community anti-crime or legal assistance programme
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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