Introduction and purpose of the job
The Youth Justice Service is a multi-agency, multi-professional team with statutory responsibilities for young people who are at risk of, or have offended. The service is part of broader Children and Young People’s Service delivering assessments and interventions to children, young people and their families across the borough.
The postholder will support the planning and delivery of evidenced based and outcome focussed interventions and programmes and ensure that children, young people, their families and carers are assessed and effective plans are put into place in accordance with statutory requirements and the National Standards for Youth Justice.
The service aims to prevent young people from becoming involved in crime, and for those who have already offended, reducing offending behaviours by working in partnership with a range of practitioners across Children & Young People’s Services, police, other local authorities, probation, Youth Courts and mental health practitioners.
Youth Justice Practitioners will provide high quality reporting and services to young people and their families in the delivery of Youth Justice interventions, court and custody processes.
Interventions are delivered in the family home or other community settings. The post holder will ensure the service is delivered in partnership with other youth provision and provides advice and consultation, as appropriate, to partner agencies working with young people who have offended. The post holder will be committed to a reduction in youth crime and improved community safety