youth justice



'Patchy' progress on youth justice reform since 2017

There is "patchy" evidence of progress on reform of the youth justice system in Northern Ireland, a new report has warned.

Published 2 December 2020

Bail supervision scheme for young offenders extended to Cork and Limerick

A bail supervision scheme which offers an alternative to remand detention for young people charged with criminal offences has been extended to courts in Cork and Limerick.

Published 9 June 2020

Young offenders complying with coronavirus restrictions

Most offenders in youth diversion programmes are complying with restrictions introduced to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study.

Published 26 May 2020

Plans to extend youth justice supports to under-24s welcomed

Plans to extend youth supports in the justice system to young adults aged up to 24 have been welcomed by penal reform campaigners.

Published 4 May 2020

Seminar to hear calls for alternative approach to young offenders

Alternative sentencing and policy approaches are needed to reduce the offending rate among young adults, the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has said.

Published 22 November 2019

Major research projects to help identify reform of youth justice in Ireland

Two major research projects aimed at identifying how to reform and develop youth justice in Ireland have been announced by the Government.

Published 27 March 2019