Youth offending - general information
Youth Justice Team
The Youth Justice Team works with young people from 12-18 years of age, both through the Childrens Hearing and Criminal Justice systems. The team focuses on young people who are assessed as medium to high risk of re-offending who are made subject to Supervision Requirements, Probation and Community Payback Orders.
The aim of the Youth Justice Team is to work with other professionals to prevent or reduce offending by young people:
- Reduce crime and the impact of crime on victims and communities
- Identify children and young people as early as possible to reduce offending behaviour
- Work with young people and their families to reduce the risk of re-offending and the use of residential and secure care
- Work with other professionals to create safer communities
The Youth Justice Team also undertakes other areas of work:
- Work with other professionals to provide early support to young people and families to avoid further offending
- Work with young people, both individually and in groups
- Provide reports to the Children's Hearing and Court services
- Work with young people and their families to promote parenting and reduce offending behaviour
- Prevent young people aged 16 to 18 years old going to court
The Youth Justice Team provides a range of services to meet the needs of young people, their families and victims of crime in order to reduce re-offending in West Lothian and create safer communities.
How to contact us:
Please see the 'Contact Details' section at the right of this page for telephone and email information.