Monmouthshire and Torfaen Youth Offending Team
Youth Offending Teams (YOT’s) were established under the Crime & Disorder Act 1998. Their primary task is to prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people (aged 10-17). The Act required every Local Authority in England and Wales to establish a YOT in their area.
Each YOT has a manager who is responsible for co-ordinating the work of youth justice services in the locality under the guidance of a Local Management Board consisting of senior managers from the partner agencies.
Each YOT is a multi-disciplinary team that works in partnership with other teams and agencies and includes workers from:
- Social Services
- Other locally agreed statutory and voluntary organisations
Torfaen and Monmouthshire YOT has a seconded worker from Fusion, alcohol and drugs support service, and a Youth worker in addition to the workers identified above.
The Torfaen and Monmouthshire YOT consults victims of youth crime and offers them an opportunity to become involved in restorative interventions. These interventions include meeting face to face with the young person who committed the crime, receiving a letter of explanation or nominating reparation (either for themselves or within the wider community).
The YOT carries out reparation activities in the community with the young people. These include removing graffiti, gardening, delivering leaflets, collecting for a charity and litter-picking.
Further information can be obtained from the Youth Justice Board website.
Last Modified: 05/12/2018
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