Along side its open access programmes and initiatives like youth clubs and youth cafes, the KDYS in partnership with state funders run specific programmes that work with young people dealing with issues such as poverty, social exclusion,isolation, early school leaving,youth crime and family support. These support services are staff led and focus on getting young people on a pathway towards a brighter future.
In Castleisland the support services available are
KDYS Garda Youth Diversion Project
Traleel and all of Kerry is covered by the KDYS Garda Youth Diversion project (GDYP).The project aims to help young people move away from behaving in a way that might get them or their friends into trouble with the law. The project is run by the KDYS in partnership with Irish Youth Justice and local Gardai. For more information on GDYPs click here
KDYS Castleisland does not have a community based drugs initiative but the centre can advice you on how to get in contact with your nearest drugs worker
Throughout the year each KDYS youth centre may have ad hoc support services running depending on the need of local young people and resources available. To get more information on the KDYS run services in the Castleisland area or to talk to a trained staff member on any of the above services please contact Madeleine in Castleisland on (066) 7142648 or click here for directions to the centre