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Written Answers. - Crime Awareness Programme.

Wednesday, 18 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 559 No. 6

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 147. Ms M. Wallace Information on Mary Wallace Zoom on Mary Wallace  asked the Minister for Education and Science Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey  the statistics in respect of County Meath in relation to the copping on programme which began in 1996 in the Department of Education and Science and has trained over 1,500 people from organisations with responsibility for working with young people in difficulty; the locations in County Meath where the programme is based; and the funding provided in this regard. [27015/02]

Minister for Education and Science (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey The crime awareness programme copping on is funded by my Department, FÁS and the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform in co-operation with the Prison Service and the Garda juvenile liaison service.

The following table prepared by the copping on office indicates the number of people from County Meath who have received training over the past six years:[1545]

An Garda Síochána 1
Senior Traveller Training Centre 1
Youthreach 6
Meath Youth Federation 2
Springboard 2
Beaufort College, Navan 2
Navan Young People's Development Project 1
Tír Na Óg (Residential Unit) 1
Total 16

The national copping on initiative was funded in 2002 to a level of €92,410 by my Department. The overall annual expenditure is of the order of €190,000 with the balance being paid by other agencies participating in the initiative.


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