Claremorris has been selected for one four new Youth Diversion Projects (YDP) nationally.
Minister of State, Dara Calleary, is encouraging interested community and youth service organisations in Claremorris to submit proposals in relation to the establishment of the new service.
YDPs work with young people at risk of crime and anti-social behaviour to divert them away from criminal behaviour and towards better life outcomes.
They provide a range of supports, including education, training and employment support, social enterprise initiatives, as well as personal development supports such as mentoring.
Minister Calleary says it is very important to give young people at risk of going down the wrong path every opportunity to correct themselves, and meet their full potential.
Youth Diversion Projects not only divert young people away from crime, but also work to foster young people’s talents, interests and personal development.
Minister Calleary told Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley that the establishment of a YDP in Claremorris is a very welcome development…