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Committee appointed to Monitor the Effectiveness of the Diversion Programme. (2018) Annual report of the Committee appointed to monitor the effectiveness of the diversion programme. Dublin: An Garda Siochana.

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  • The total number of referrals to the Diversion Programme during 2016 was 17,615 compared to 19,513 in 2015, a reduction of 9.7%.
  • 2016 saw 9,451 children being referred to the programme compared to 9,807 in 2015.
  • 7,262 (77%) of the children referred were admitted to the Diversion Programme compared to 7,282(74%) in 2015. 1,250 (13%) children were considered not suitable for inclusion in the Programme compared to 1,479 (15%) in 2015. Juvenile Liaison Officers used Restorative Justice in 667 referrals compared to 891 in 2015.
  • Theft and related offences (30.7%), Public Order (22.3%), and damage to property and to the
  • environment (10.4%) continue to be the main categories of offences for which children were referred.
  • The current number of Garda staff working in the Diversion Programme is 123, 116 of which are attached to Garda districts across the country. 6 Clerical Officers also work in the Diversion Programme within the Garda Youth Diversion Office.
Date:2018
Pages:27 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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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminality > Youth (juvenile) offending
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Community anti-crime or legal assistance programme
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Offender
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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