The role of the Wiltshire Youth Offending Service (YOS) is to reduce offending by children and young people aged 10-17 and to have a preventive role in reducing the risks of offending by all young people.This includes safeguarding young people where there are specific vulnerability issues identified.
The Youth Offending Service is a multi-agency operation comprising staff from police, probation, health, children and education. It works closely with young offenders and their parents/carers as well as with court, other criminal justice agencies and other organisations or groups that support young people and recognise the unique value and contribution that they make to society. Other key providers and supporters including the youth development service, Connexions, training and employment providers, accommodation and voluntary sector agencies. The work of the YOS is governed by an annual Youth Justice Plan.
If you wish to know more about the work of the Youth Offending Service or working for the WYOS as either a paid member of staff, or volunteer, please email email@example.com
Members of the community are invited to apply for volunteer positions as Mentors, Referral Panel Members, Appropriate Adults and Reparation Support. Training, support and expenses are provided.
Wiltshire Youth Offending Service is a dynamic organisation which is able to demonstrate its effectiveness in working with young people committing offences or at risk of committing crime and there are many opportunities working on reparation projects and working as sessional workers attached to specific projects.
The Wiltshire Youth Offending Service has two operational bases:
Telephone: 01249 709400
Telephone: 01722 432435
Last updated: 1 March 2012