WELCOME TO OBERSTOWN
Oberstown Children Detention Campus (Oberstown) provides a safe and secure environment for young people sentenced or remanded by the Courts.
We provide care, education, training and other programmes for young people under 18 years of age, with the aim of reintegrating them back into the community, capable of making a positive and productive contribution to society. Two educational centres on the campus cater for all the young people who are detained here.
Staff in the Oberstown campus look forward to working with the families of the young people currently in our care. The information below should help you get the most from your visits to us.
Saturday and Sunday 9.00am – 12.00pm
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What are visiting times?
- How do I book a visit?
- What can I bring?
- What do I do when I arrive?
- Is there anything else I should be aware of?
- Under what circumstances will my visit be stopped?
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Follow the roundabout signs for Rush/Lusk. Stay on this road (marked R132).
Travel North for 3 miles until you come to ‘Murtaghs’ pub on right hand side.
Take first right turn after Murtaghs pub and follow on straight for approx 1 mile.
The Oberstown Campus is situated on the left hand side (Green Gates).
Co. Dublin, K45 AY66
The DCU LEAD programme is just one initiative in a range of employee development and support activities available at Oberstown.
The DCU LEAD programme is just one initiative in a range of employee development and support activities available at Oberstown. Running alongside the learning and development strategy is a comprehensive health and well-being strategy that has led the way in the promotion of staff well-being.
The Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty was launched at the United Nations in Geneva on 19th November 2019. The study, commissioned by the UN, is the world’s first comprehensive analysis of all forms of child detention – from institutional care to child justice, from children imprisoned with parents to migrant detention.
We held a fantastic 3rd level Open Day on campus in October and were delighted to be joined by representatives from IT Carlow, IT Sligo, Waterford IT, Athlone IT, and Technological University Dublin. We look forward to working together in the future!
WORKING IN OBERSTOWN
Professionals working in Oberstown aim to reduce youth offending through appropriate interventions and linkages to services. We are committed to being a leader in the care, education and therapy of detained young people. For information on positions available click the relevant link below.