Torbay Youth Justice Service (previously known as a YOT or a youth offending team) works with children aged 10 to 17 years old who have been arrested, charged or sentenced for offences or who are at risk committing crime.
We are a team of professionals from Children's Services, Education, Police, Probation and NHS Devon ICB, working together to prevent children and young people from offending or re-offending and promoting safe communities.
- Work with the child and their family to understand what has led to the offending behaviour and agree what we can do to help create change.
- Build on the strengths and positives in the young person’s and their family’s life.
- Complete an assessment of various aspects of the young person’s life including their family situation, education, health, attitudes and any previous criminal history.
- Provide access to specialist services for example:
- Substance Misuse Worker
- Education Worker
- Specialist Mental Health Worker
- Family Therapist
- Parenting Worker
- Endeavour to empower young people to make better choices.
- Support victims of crime and offer them opportunities to engage in restorative justice
- Work with young people to help them explore the impact of their actions for themselves, their victims and local communities.
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- Email: YJS.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 01803 208400
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