What is a Youth Offending Service?
The Youth Offending Service (YOS) provides services to young people who come into conflict with the law or are at risk of offending behaviour. The YOS is a statutory service and has the responsibility for overseeing the attendance at local courts.
What does the Youth Offending Service do?
The Youth Offending Service works with all young people, aged 10-18, who have been sentenced at court and need some form of intervention. To speak to us about a young person who is subject to a Court Order, call us on 0118 974 6672. We communicate with young people, aged 8-18, who are at risk of becoming involved in offending behaviour. This is provided through our Early Intervention Service.
What is the aim of a Youth Offending Service?
The Youth Offending Service supports young people involved in the criminal justice system and works alongside other agencies. We offer effective ways of working to prevent re-offending. One of the best ways of reducing crime is to stop young people getting into trouble in the first place. So we try to help young people as early as possible.
By working with multiple agencies, we will be able to identify young people at risk of offending and work with them to encourage them towards more positive activities. We have a statutory duty to prevent offending and re-offending by young people. We do this by offering a wide range of services to young people, their carers, victims of crime, courts, and the local community.
How to make a referral
To make a referral to the Early Intervention Service use the Service Request Form, available through the Common Assessment Framework System, or call Beverley Dawes or Ann Tuttle on 0118 974 3783.