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EYP (Ennis Youth Project) GYDP

Contact Details
Address: Clare Youth Service, Carmody Street, Ennis, Co Clare
Telephone: 065 684 5353 /086 881 7990
Fax: 065 682 9416
Opening Hours:
Main Sources of Funding and Associated Bodies
Main Sources of Funding: Irish Youth Justice Service

Associated Bodies: Clare Youth Service
Youth Work Ireland

Project Description
Garda Youth Diversion Projects (GYDPs) are community based, multi-agency, youth crime prevention initiatives which primarily seek to divert young people who have been involved in anti-social and/or criminal behaviour. They provide suitable activities to facilitate personal development, promote civic responsibility, and improve long-term employability prospects. The projects may also work with young people who are significantly at risk of becoming involved in anti-social and/or criminal behaviour.

Each GYDP has a Project Committee which is responsible for advising on and approving project planning and strategy, and monitoring and evaluating project performance. Each Project also has a Referral Committee which decides on participants for inclusion in the project.

Programmes and Services can include
"A Life of Choices" Programme "Big Brother Big Sister" Mentoring Programme
"CHART" (Changing Habits and Reaching Targets) Programme "Fred Goes Net" Early Intervention Programme
Crime Awareness Drugs and Alcohol Awareness
Education and Training Employment Preparation
Personal Development

Additional Information
Eligibility Criteria: See Project Description
Target Age Group: 12 - 17 years
Area Covered: Ennis, Shannon, Sixmilebridge, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Quin, Lissycasey and Crusheen, Kilkishen, Tulla and Kilmaley

Evaluation/Guidelines/Reports relating to this Project
Designing Effective Local Responses to Youth Crime: A baseline analysis of the Garda Youth Diversion Projects Click here for Link
National Youth Justice Strategy 2008-2010 Click here for link
Garda Youth Diversion Projects – Operational Requirements Click here for link
GYDP Progress Report 2009/2011 Click here for link