Youth Crime Prevention

To contact the Youth Crime Prevention service:
Call: 01983 823011

Our Youth Crime Prevention (YCP) service sits within our Youth Justice Service which aims to transform young people’s lives and keep them away from the criminal justice system.

Our approach is to:

  • deliver specific targeted work to young people who are at risk of taking part in offending behaviour and/or antisocial behaviour.
  • focus intervention work around offending and/or antisocial behaviour.
  • offer support with associated issues such as anger management, low self-esteem and substance misuse

We do this by providing:

  • one-to-one sessions for young people between six and 12 weeks in length
  • visits to the police station to see police custody processes
  • visits to youth court
  • positive activities in the community.

Referral process

The referral criteria is for any young person aged ten to 17 years (inclusive) at risk of offending and who:

  • in the past three months engaged in anti-social behaviour
  • in the past three months come to the attention of the police due to their behaviour in the community but has not yet received formal sanction
  • has siblings or parents who have been convicted of offending where the referred child is showing similar behaviour.

All referrals will be screened when received to meet this criteria.

Where criteria are not met, advice and feedback will be provided with contact details given for appropriate support services.

The young person and parent or carer must sign the referral form to state they have agreed to the completed referral.

Email all referrals (from parents, carers, and professionals) to:

Youth Justice and Crime Prevention Privacy notice

Learn about how we store and use data in relation to children, parents or carers and victims by reading our Youth Justice and Crime Prevention Privacy notice.

Related links

Visit our Youth Justice Service page for helpful support service links.