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Number of children involved in crime falls for the sixth year in a row.

Creator:

thejournal.ie

Type: News
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

The number of children referred to the Garda Diversion Programme fell for the sixth year in a row, according to its latest report. 12,246 children, involved in a total of 24,069 offences, were referred to the scheme in 2012, a fall of 536 compared to the year previous. Children involved in the programme are cautioned and spend a period of time under the supervision of a Garda Juvenile Liaison Officer to deter them from re-offending. It is also described by the Department of Justice as an effort to ââ,¬Å"find alternative means to Court to deal with offending and to prevent future offendingââ,¬Â. The programme also involves an element of restorative justice, where the young person who has committed the crime meets with the victim.

Date:

30/12/2013

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

thejournal.ie. (2013) Number of children involved in crime falls for the sixth year in a row. [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/719774 [Accessed: 23rd October 2017].

  

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