Youth offending

The Youth Offending Service (YOS) is made up of representatives from the Police and Probation Services, Social Services and Health and Education and works closely with the Community Safety Partnership to ensure a joint approach that tackles the reasons why young people offend. 

The service works in the criminal justice system to prevent crime and reduce the likelihood of re-offending by young people . They work closely with victims to ensure that their views are taken into account and with other organisations that can offer support to confront these young people with the consequences of their behaviour.