Carlow Garda Youth Diversion Project: The HUB

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

The HUB GYDP is based in Carlow town and works from our different buildings.

What do we do?

The HUB GYDP is community based; multi-agency crime prevention initiatives which seek to divert young people from becoming involved (or further involved) in anti-social and/or criminal behaviour by providing suitable activities to facilitate personal, positive, social and personal development, civic responsibility and long-term employability prospects.

This work is done through:

  • One to one work
  • Small group work (as required)
  • Interventions that are planned looking at offending behaviour, substance misuse, peer relations, family relationships, education/training, attitudes, behaviors and leisure time.
  • Work to learn- Work experience module
  • Liaison with relevant agencies to the young person’s needs

Who do we work with?

Young People age 12 -18 years referred to the project

What can Young People expect?

A Youth justice worker who will:

  • work with you to address your needs.
  • listen to you.
  • offer support and advice.
  • empower you to make changes.
  • advocate for you when necessary.

What can Parents expect?

A Youth Justice worker who will:

  • work with you to achieve the best outcomes for your young person.
  • provide a safe place for your young person.
  • provide a professional service.

For further information, please contact:

The HUB is run by Aisling Reade & Adam Kennedy. They can be contacted by phone or email.

Aisling Reade     085 7132751  aisling@carlowys.ie

Adam Kennedy  086 1449917  adamk@carlowys.ie

GYDPs are funded by the Department of Justice and Equality through the Community Programmes Unit of Irish Youth Justice Service (IYJS) and co-funded under the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020