Support for young people

We have a range of programmes available aimed to steer young people away from offending behaviour. Which interventions used for young people are tailor made dependant on their identified needs following assessment. In addition to in-house programmes, we also has a variety of external agencies at our disposal who provide specialised interventions including:

  • substance misuse
  • mental health
  • physical health
  • speech and language
  • performing arts
  • mentor support
  • careers advice
  • sports and recreation

We also have a dedicated Reparation Team who provide various projects within the borough which young people who are subject to court orders can engage in as a means of giving back to their local community for the crime/s they committed. These projects include:

  • growing fruit and veg at an allotment
  • painting & decorating refurbishments of local community buildings

Young people can also gain credits towards Open College Network (OCN) qualifications.

Criminal Behaviour Orders are given when a young person has persistently engaged in antisocial behaviour and has committed criminal acts. The Court can impose whatever measures it feels are needed to stop the person from committing further antisocial behaviour, such as stopping them from entering an area or associating with other named people. They last at least one year and breaching them is a criminal offence which can be punished by custody.