Welcome to North Yorkshire Youth Justice Service
North Yorkshire Youth Justice
Service (YJS) comprises expert staff from a range of
service partners including the
Children’s Social Care,
Education, supported by committed and skilled
volunteers. The key objectives of the Youth Justice
Service are to reduce youth crime, protect the
public from serious harm, and safeguard the welfare
of young people.
We support preventative and diversionary services to help vulnerable young people stay out of trouble, and support the Police with programmes to accompany Youth Cautions & Conditional Cautions. If a young person is convicted by a Court and placed under our statutory supervision, we assess their individual needs and risks, and provide a tailored programme of support and change.
We work closely with the families of young people who offend, and with local schools and other community services, to help the young people to get their lives back on track and achieve positive outcomes. We provide Education & Training support, Health & Substance Misuse services, and advice on Housing, Employment etc.
We provide expert advice and reports to assist the Police, Courts and Parole Board in making decisions about charging & sentence management, and we offer information, support and restorative justice opportunities for victims of youth crime.
Thank you for visiting our website - I hope that you will find it interesting and helpful.
:: NEWS ::
We welcome the recent publication of North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Plan 2013-17, setting out the Police & Crime Commissioner's vision of local services, especially the emphasis upon early, targeted intervention to reduce offending by young people, with a restorative justice approach to improve outcomes for victims. To read the Plan, please visit www.northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk .