Who We Are
Dóchas don Óige is a Probation Funded Project supported by GRETB. We are a provider of services for young people in the Galway city area. The primary concern of Dóchas don Óige is to provide a second chance. This is a key concept and not only does the centre offer an alternative means of pursuing education for young people, it also guides and counsels young people and their families.
What We Do
To reduce offending behaviour, increase pro-social attitude and promote safe integration into own community while providing space for related services through improved interagency co-operation. To increase self-development, to provide Education and Training, to promote re-integration, progression and diversion from offending behaviour, to accommodate facilities for related services for improved on-site client access, to provide assessment and follow up care of individual client issues.
How We Do It
CORE PROGRAMME (QQI Level 3 – Employability Skills or QQI Level 4 – Pathway to Employment)
DRIVING PROGRAMME / ROAD SAFETY
SUBSTANCE MISUSE PROGRAMME
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
SEXUAL HEALTH PROGRAMME
ALCOHOL USE /MISUSE INPUT
All applicants have to complete an application form available on our website and then meet with a Probation Officer and Project Manager.
All potential clients may have to meet individual criteria in order to avail of the above services.
Who We Serve
We cater for ages 15+ (there are additional requirements for 15-year-olds, permission from EWB, Parents and previous Principal). Criteria is “young offenders“ and young people at risk aged 15+ from Galway city and its environs. At risk is all risk, offending behaviour, early school leaver etc.