Anti-social behaviour by children The Criminal Justice Act 2006 introduced 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.
Detention of children Overview of institutions where children are detained by the Courts. Factors taken into account regarding their detention by the Courts.
Children Court The Children Court deals with children under 18 years of age and came into operation in 2002. The Children Act 2001 sets out the various rules regarding the Children Court.