Youth Justice (Youth Diversion Project)

This project is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union.

The Youth Justice Project’s primary concern is to support and address the needs of young people who have been referred by the local Juvenile Liaison Officer for Donnycarney, Fairview, Clontarf and surrounding areas. A referral can also come from an agency or family member who has a concern for a young person. The young person’s attendance is based on their voluntary participation.


Donnycarney Youth Justice Project is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union as part of the European Social Fund Plus Employment, Inclusion, Skills and Training (EIST) Operational Programme 2021-2027.

Every young person has needs, which we aim to fulfil through a variety of channels such as relationship-building, social interactions, sports, education, etc. If a young person’s needs are not being met, they will often seek out alternative channels that are easily accessible to them. This can result in a young person getting involved in anti-social or illegal activities in an effort to satisfy their needs.

Staff members develop positive relationships with young people to understand their individual needs and strengths.
In partnership with the young people we create interventions through programmes and activities specifically to address those needs, thus creating an environment where a young person can make informed decisions.

  • Music
  • Cookery
  • Life Skills
  • Family Support
  • Education Support
  • Mindfulness
  • Social Development
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Summer Programmes
  • Individual Work
  • Gaisce AwardGroup Work
  • Sport
  • Job Skills
  • Day Trips

Opening Times

Monday: 10:30-7.00 | Tuesday: 12:00-10.00 | Wednesday: 12:00-10.00 | Thursday: 10:30-7.00 | Friday: 10:00-5:00