The Greentown Project

Greentown lifting the lid

The Greentown Research project explores the involvement of children in adult criminal networks.

The Greentown project is part of the Research Evidence into Policy Programmes and Practice project (REPPP) located in the CCJVS (Centre for Crime, Justice and Victim Studies) in the School of Law, University of Limerick. The research team consists of Adj Prof, Sean Redmond (Principal investigator) Eoin O’Meara Daly (Researcher) John Reddy (Researcher) and  Dr Catherine Naughton (Researcher).  The REPPP project is supported by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, the Department of Justice and Equality, the Irish Youth Justice Service, and the Irish Research Council.

The Greentown project builds on initial research carried out between 2010 and 2014 in a locality anonymised as “Greentown”. Findings from a follow-up National Prevalence Survey will be launched on the 12th of December.  The research team is also engaged in a replication study in two other locations. This follow-up research aims to investigate the resonance of the initial findings elsewhere across the country.

The full report on the original Greentown project can be found here: DCYA Greentown Full Report, with the key findings of the original Greentown project located here: DCYA Greentown Key Findings. The National Prevalence Survey interim report located here: National Prevalence Survey.