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How Do We Steer Young People Away From Gangs?

In the wake of this week's events a lot of people have been asking how and why does a 17 year old...

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09.38 18 Jan 2020


How Do We Steer Young People Away From Gangs?


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09.38 18 Jan 2020


In the wake of this week's events a lot of people have been asking how and why does a 17 year old like Keane Mulready Woods end up living the life he was. 

Just when do drugs, violence and crime become a better option for young people starting out in life. 

Fearghall Connolly is manager at Donore Community Drug and Alcohol team and Pearce Stafford is an outreach worker in the Targeted Responses at Youth Project.

TRY as it's known uses the Intensive Outreach and Bridging Model to try to move young people away from crime and drugs. It involves connecting through relentless outreach with the target group where they gather, developing trust-based relationships, and gradually bridging the gap between them and the services and supports they need to take constructive life paths.


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Deprivation Donore Community Drug And Alcohol Team Drugs Keane Mulready-Woods Organised Crime Outreach TRY Targeted Responses At Youth Project Violence

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