Le Chéile Annual Report 2013 Published
Le Chéile is pleased to present its 2013 Annual Report, which reflects its continued commitment to supporting young people who offend and their families to make positive changes in their lives.
Highlights from 2013 include:
- 4,545 hours of mentoring provided in 2013
- 193 young people provided with youth mentoring,
- 36 parents provided with parent mentoring,
- 31 young people involved in restorative justice,
- 63 families provided with family support.
The number of young people and families Le Chéile worked with has increased since 2012, and new family support initiatives and parent support groups and programmes have been developed to meet changing needs.
Le Chéile is a national organisation which recruits and trains volunteers in 9 projects around Ireland to work with young people and their families in their local communities. Le Chéile was established in 2005 to provide mentoring for young offenders under therequirements of the Children Act, 2001.
In partnership with Young Persons Probation, Le Chéile has developed innovative, community-based ways of working with young people to assist them in reducing their offending behaviour. Our range of services for young people and their families include: youth mentoring, parenting mentoring, restorative justice project, the Strengthening Families Programme, the Parents Plus parenting programme, and family support interventions.