Nottinghamshire Youth Justice Service (YJS) works with children and young people aged 10-18 years who are in trouble with the police or who are at risk of getting into trouble with the police (My Futures: Youth Support Programme).
The Service is made up of three local multi-agency teams and an interventions team that works across the whole of Nottinghamshire.
The aims of the service are to:
- reduce the number of children and young people entering the criminal justice system;
- reduce the frequency and rate of re-offending by children and young people who are already within the youth justice system; and
- keep the numbers of children and young people experiencing custody – either on remand or as a sentence of the court – to a minimum.