Assess, plan and supervise
Our aim is to prevent children from being involved in crime or anti-social behaviour. We help to support them to address their behaviour and to realise their ambitions, aspirations, and full potential.
We are committed to the main aim of the Youth Justice System, which is to prevent offending by children. Norfolk YJS aims primarily to achieve this through our early help
service and by working with early help Norfolk family focus as part of a wider approach to crime and anti-social behaviour prevention. Our early help service will provide a swift response to addressing youth crime and anti-social behaviour and will ensure that children and their families have access to appropriate mainstream services at the earliest opportunity.
NYJS completes an assessment with every child, using a nationally validated tool which helps to identify the parts of the child’s life that contribute to their offending. It also highlights any areas of risks or vulnerability that the child may present or be at risk from.
The assessment enables us to identify a plan to prevent further offending and suitable interventions that children can understand and relate to which are both interesting and motivational. In the majority of plans there will be an element of restorative justice that the child will complete. This includes direct or indirect work with or for the victim(s) of their offence(s).
NYJS work closely with parents and carers to help them support their children to complete their order successfully.
Children will be expected to attend NYJS for the length of their court order, to complete their intervention plan, in order to achieving a positive outcome.
For further information or to make a referral contact your local office. Contact details are in the section above.