Objectives of the Youth Justice System

The Crime and Disorder Act established six key objectives to help achieve the aim of reducing offending by young people. The objectives are:

  • Swift administration of justice
  • Confronting young offenders with the consequences of their offending, for themselves and their families, their victims and the community and helping them to develop a sense of personal responsibility
  • Intervention which tackles the particular factors which puts the young person at risk of offending and which strengthens ‘protective factors’
  • Punishment proportionate to the seriousness and persistence of offending
  • Encouraging reparation to victims by young offenders
  • Reinforcing the responsibility of parents
Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Youth Offending Team

Tel: 01495 768300

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