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Youth justice strategy, youth homeless review

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, told Caoimhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan-Monaghan) that the new national youth justice strategy plan would be published in early 2013 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th December 2012, 177).  It would be part of the anti-crime strategy being developed as part of a white paper on crime and also come under the new children and young people’s policy framework.  Separately, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, told Brian Stanley (SF, Laois Offaly) that the review of the 2011 youth homeless strategy would be published early next year (Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th December 2012, 279).