The Connect Project continues to evolve and grow in response to the ever changing needs of the young people in the community and surrounding areas. Our focus is on providing interventions and supports to help young people reduce their offending behaviour, make healthier life choices and encourage pro social behaviour.

The support we provide to the young people helps with the complexities of their young lives and strives to empower them to grow and develop within themselves and within the community. The programme runs for two hours over 5 days with small group sessions focusing on developmental, educational, social and therapeutic aspects.

The programme works with young people aged 15 - 21 years, some of which are referred through the Probation Services, Irish Prison Services, TUSLA,  local agencies, self and family referrals


The programme offers the following:

  • Educational modules including Communications, Numeracy, Computers, Health and Fitness, Art & Design, Woodwork
  • Literacy support
  • Certification in short programmes including First Aid and Driver Theory Test
  • Developmental programmes including Crime Awareness, Drug & Alcohol Awareness, Sexual Health, Healthy Lifestyle, Money Management and Positive Mental Health
  • Individual Care Planning and Key working
  • Socialisation programme – cultural and educational field trips within County Dublin
  • Team building activities and health & fitness programme
  • Peer Leadership Programme
  • Prison Visits
  • Restorative Programmes
  • Community Service/ Community Return/ Temporary Release
  • Access to therapies within the centre