Additional Service Information
- Other healthcare/socialcare provider
- Referral with parental consent for under 18's
YDPs are community-based multi-agency crime prevention initiatives, which seek to divert young people who have become involved in crime/anti-social behaviour and to support wider preventative work within the community and with families at risk.
YDPs aim to bring about the conditions whereby the behavioural patterns of young people towards law and order can develop and mature through positive interventions and interaction with the project. They are primarily targeted at 12-17 year old “at risk” youths in communities where a specific need has been identified and where there is a risk of them remaining within the justice system. The objectives of the GYDP are to:
Promote focussed and effective interventions to challenge and divert young people from offending behaviour;
Utilise YDP resources in areas of greatest need and to establish effective crime prevention supports in co-operation with other youth service providers nationwide;
Actively promote crime prevention policy through focussed educational interventions influencing positive development of young people towards becoming responsible citizens.
Funding for these interventions is based on evidence that diverting young offenders from the criminal justice system, and preventative work with young people at risk, is to their long-term benefit and that of society as a whole.
List of Services Available
-Evidence based, outcomes focused and needs-led interventions
-Individual and group work (in-person, online, telephone support) to develop skills, work on strengths, promote behavioural change and overall support positive changes for young people and families
-Family Support Work is available to families of young people engaged with the project
-Referral/ signposting to other services as required