Plymouth Youth Offending Service

As part of our objective to reduce crime , PARC liaises with other agencies including YOS.

Youth Offending Service are keen to have information on persons aged under 18, some of whom have court conditions restricting them from specific areas.

All PARC members have given YOS authority to allow the YOS to arrange both reparation tasks for the benefit of the local community and mediation sessions for juvenile offenders.

We inform the Youth Offending Service about offending juveniles so they can enforce these restrictions. If you have any persistent offenders please advise PARC by sending in an incident form.

The Youth Offending Service (YOS) deals with children and young people under the age of 18 who are either accused of, or convicted of committing a crime.

Plymouth's YOS aims to prevent children and young people, between the ages of 10 and 17 offending by working as a team made up of lots of different professionals including:

There are a number of reasons a young person might commit a crime and these may include social and family problems, substance misuse problems, truancy or social exclusion. To tackle these and any other issues that may lead to offending behaviour, young people need support to help them make the right life choices.

The needs of each young offender are looked at by using a national assessment tool to spot specific problems and measure the risk they pose to others. It also helps choose programmes to tackle any underlying causes for behaviour with the aim of preventing offending.

The victims of offences are at the heart of the work of the YOS - to reduce the fear of crime and encourage offenders to accept responsibility for their actions and make amends for any harm caused. The role of parents and carers in preventing and reducing criminal offences is another area the YOS promotes