Submission to the Working Group on Certain Aspects of the Juvenile Justice System
Barnardos. (1998). Submission to the Working Group on Certain Aspects of the Juvenile Justice System. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/737
Barnardos recognises that there is a significant problem of youth crime in Ireland. In 1996, to take just one indicator, over 14,000 referrals were made to the juvenile diversion programme. This level of young offending can have a lasting impact on victims, communities, the young offenders themselves and their families. It is clear therefore that this is a problem which must be dealt with in a planned and well resourced manner.