Youth Offending Service
The Youth Offending Service works with young people aged 11-17 who have offended and who have been made subject to court orders. We have specialist substance misuse, education and accommodation officers who work with case holders to ensure the best possible outcomes for the young people and their families, incorporating rehabilitation and restorative justice. We work with volunteers from the community who help to decide a programme of work mainly with first time offenders, which is likely to include reparation to the local community.
The team also includes prevention workers, who work with young people who are showing pro-criminal tendencies, and parenting workers who provide support, mostly on a voluntary basis, to parents who may be struggling with the behaviour of their young people.