atest press release from Minister Simon Harris, issued on Thursday, August 24th 2023…
Today, Wicklow Fine Gael Minister Simon Harris has announced that County Wicklow has been selected for the establishment of a New Youth Diversion Project [YDP] across the west and south of the county.
Speaking today, Minister Harris said, “I am delighted to announce that County Wicklow has been chosen to receive at least €1.5 million towards the creation of a new Youth Diversion Project across the west and south of the county.”
“This new project will work to divert young people at risk of becoming involved in criminal and anti-social behaviour and direct them towards better opportunities.”
“Offering young people better opportunities is one of my top priorities as Minister for Further and Higher Education and additional supports for young people need to put in place all over County Wicklow, not just in our classrooms and educational institutions.”
“The Youth Diversion Project will not only help to provide better outcomes for many young people, but also strengthen our communities.”
“I am dedicated to building stronger and safer communities across County Wicklow and this new funding will do just that. I will always welcome any measure that helps build stronger communities and also any measure that invests in our people, especially our youth.”
“It is great to see County Wicklow being allocated at least €1.5 million in funding for this initiative, and I will continue to do my utmost when advocating for even further supports and projects for our county.”