Youth Justice Service

When a young person is in the justice system, they are supported by the Youth Justice Service

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.