Anti-social behaviour by children The Criminal Justice Act 2006 introduced new provisions for dealing with anti-social behaviour by children. These provisions, allow the Gardaí to deal with anti-social behaviour in a number of ways.
Family conferences During the court proceedings of a child charged with an offence, the court may order that a family conference be held.
Garda Juvenile Diversion Programme The aim of the Garda Juvenile Diversion Programme is to prevent young offenders in Ireland from entering into the full criminal justice system by offering them a second chance.
Community sanctions As an alternative to detention of children, the Children Act 2001 provides for a range of community sanctions that can be imposed by the courts.