Oxfordshire Youth Justice Service (previously the Youth Offending Service (YOS)) is a partnership between Oxfordshire County Council departments (Social & Health Care, Community Safety, Resources), Thames Valley Police, County Magistrates, Mental Health Trust, NHS Primary Care Trust, and Youth Offending/National Probation Service.
It does work to:
- Reduce the likelihood of offending by children and young people
- Prevent re-offending by those who enter the criminal justice system
- Help young people repair the damage they have caused by thinking about the effect it has on their victims
- Encourage young people and their families to take responsibility for their offending
- Re-integrate offenders into the wider community
- Contribute to protecting the public by supporting local crime-reduction strategies
Access to the Youth Justice service is via police referral.