Fusion Youth Diversion Project-Youth Work Ireland Midlands

Service Details

Target Age

  • 12 - 16 years
  • 12 - 18 years
  • 16 - 18 years


  • Child & Family Support
  • Youth Work
  • Schools & Education Support
  • Mental Health
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Travellers
  • Ethnic Minorities

Support Type

  • In-person - Group
  • In-person - One-to-one
  • Online - Group
  • Online - One-to-one
  • Telephone


  • Offaly

Contact Details

Contact Person(s)

Ann Sheeran


O Connor Square Tullamore, Tullamore, Offaly


086 7955357


Contact Hours

Referral only- not open to the public


Emergency Assistance

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Additional Service Information

Referral Process

  • Referral with parental consent for under 18's

Service Description

FUSION Youth Diversion Project is a community-based multi-agency crime prevention initiative which seeks to divert young people who have become involved in crime/anti-social behaviour and aims to support wider preventative work within the community and with families at risk.
Youth Diversion Projects work aims 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.

Each young person referred to a Youth Diversion Project goes through an assessment process to identify their individual needs and strengths; which supports the project to develop programmes specific to the needs of the young person.

The outcomes for each individual will vary depending on their own needs, but they will involve the reduction of risk factors for offending and an increase in protective factors.

Some typical outcomes for GYDP participants may include:
Improved educational attachment and/or attainment
Reduced substance misuse
Increased engagement with pro-social peers
Improved parenting effectiveness
Increase in pro-social attitudes and behaviours
Improved use of leisure/recreation time
Positive outcomes in these areas of a young person life have been proven to lead to a reduction in their likelihood of offending/re-offending

List of Services Available

Monday to Friday 9-7pm; Occasional Weekends

Fusion provides direct support and interventions to referred young people on a 1:1 and small group basis. Fusion project engages with other projects to promote community integration and pro social activity for participants ie; late night soccer leagues. Provision of family support and early intervention programmes are additional resources that supports the interventions delivered to youth participants. Specific focus on reducing anti social behaviour however youth diversion projects encapsulate the needs of participants and their families as a whole when planning and delivering interventions.

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