Preventative services

The aim of pre-crime prevention is to identify children and young people who are at high risk of offending and help them to avoid entering the youth justice system.

Youth Justice Board

The Youth Justice Board has developed a variety of programmes which are intended to achieve this aim.

Bracknell Forest Youth Offending Service runs a prevention service working directly with parents and carers of children and young people whose behaviour puts them at risk of offending. Interventions are designed to divert the young person from offending.  

The Youth Offending Service

The Youth Offending Service (YOS) is made up of professionals from a variety of agencies. The team includes a social worker, police officer, health worker, education specialist, training and employment worker, substance misuse worker, case managers, parenting worker and restorative justice co-ordinator.

We provide services for young people aged 10 to 17 who have offended and are sentenced by the Youth or Crown Court, to be supervised in accordance with the conditions of their Youth Justice Court Orders. The service is provided with due regard for the victims of these offences.

What we provide

Depending on a young person's assessed needs and circumstances we offer the following services:

  • help to deter young people away from offending and re- offending
  • help for parents to manage their children's behaviour
  • help for persistent offenders to change their behaviour and to not reoffend
  • allowing young people to make reparation to the victims of their offences
  • support to young people on bail to help prevent re-offending
  • support for young people remanded or sentenced to Custody, and supervision and resettlement following release

Bracknell Forest Youth Justice Plan 

The PDF file downloadYouth Justice Plan 2013 to 2016 (PDF, 197kb) reflects the objectives of the partnership of youth offending organisations across the area and of the Youth Offending Service. The Youth Offending Service can best be described as the operational arm of the partnership.

The performance framework for the plan is based on the performance measures issued by the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, indicating their national priorities for youth offending services. These measures are designed to show how effective our services are, how well they are developing, and how well it is being monitored.

How does this plan benefit me?

The PDF file downloadYouth Justice Plan (PDF, 197kb) will help you to see what services we are planning to deliver in the future to tackle youth offending. It details our targets and what we will be doing to achieve them along with national performance measures to ensure we are doing things properly.

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