Leeds Youth Offending Service

We work with children and young people aged 10 to 17 years who have offended and help prevent them getting into further trouble. 

We work with a variety of organisations, young people, parents and carers to:

  • support children and young people and prevent them from offending
  • reduce the risk of further offending by young people and help them face up to the consequences 
  • work with and support victims of youth crime
  • support young people who are bailed by the courts, during sentence and on release
  • supervise young people on court orders
  • assist with arrangements for a young person remanded to Local Authority care by the courts
  • assist parents through voluntary support.

For further information about the criminal justice system for youths please see GOV.UK

 

 

How to contact usHow to contact us<div class="ExternalClassFF70E80C4E224814AD8960D0EF1CF316">Leeds YOS has 3 geographical area teams, ENE (East North East), WNW (West North West) and SSE (South South East) and several specialist teams that work across the city. <br><br> You can email the area teams on: <a href="mailto:mailto:Leeds.yos.admin@leeds.gcsx.gov.uk">Leeds.yos.admin@leeds.gcsx.gov.uk</a> (please note this is a secure email address). <br> <br> <strong>Youth Offending Service ENE Team:</strong> <strong>0113 378 2055<br></strong><br>Technorth, <br>9 Harrogate Road,  <br>Chapel Allerton,  <br>LS7 3NB <br> <strong> <br>Youth Offending Service Management Team: </strong> <strong>0113 3782055</strong><br><br><strong>Restorative Justice and Volunteering Team: </strong><br>0113 3782055<br><br> <strong>SSE Team</strong> <br> <strong>0113 3782055</strong> <br> <br>Interventions Team:<br><strong>0113 3782055</strong> <br> <strong></strong>  <br>These teams are based at <br>Youth Justice centre <br>Church Street <br>Hunslet <br>Leeds  <br>LS10 2AY (please see the map in the <strong>documents section</strong> on this page) <br> <br> <strong>WNW Team</strong> <br> <b>0113 378 2055</b><br><br>Hough Lane Centre,  <br>Hough Lane,  <br>Bramley,  <br>LS13 3RD​   <br> <strong> <br>Court Team</strong> <br> <strong></strong> <strong>0113 3782071</strong> <br> <br>Level 5 <br>Leeds Magistrates Court,  <br>28 Westgate,  LS1 3UP <br><br>email: <a href="mailto:leeds.yos.court@leeds.gov.uk.cjsm.net%E2%80%8B" title="Court Team email"><strong>leeds.yos.court@leeds.gov.uk.cjsm.net</strong></a>​​ ​​​​​​</div>
I have been bailed by the police to attend court. Can I attend court on my own? I have been bailed by the police to attend court. Can I attend court on my own? <div class="ExternalClass261271E676764EDB841D7DE512ECBBB2">​If you are 17 or over you can attend court on your own. If you are 16 or under then you will need to have an appropriate adult, such as a parent or carer with you at court. If a parent or carer cannot attend court you must still attend and the case can be adjourned for a parent or carer to attend.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></div>
I have been bailed by the police to attend court. How do I get a solicitor to represent me?http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/choosingandusing/findasolicitor.law, Searchable database to help you find a solicitor, advice on what to expect, guides to common legal problems and what to do if things go wrong.I have been bailed by the police to attend court. How do I get a solicitor to represent me?<div class="ExternalClass3205608E89C444E2A97AFDDC03699C45">​If you wish you can contact a solicitor in advance of your hearing. There is a website containing contact details for solicitors which can be accessed by clicking the following link. If you do not have a solicitor in advance of your hearing then there will always be a duty solicitor at court who will be available on the day of your hearing.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></div>
I have been bailed to court but cannot go on the date I was given. What should I do?I have been bailed to court but cannot go on the date I was given. What should I do?<div class="ExternalClassE9945242C6EA4F1A9DAE821AB63985D7">​<span class="limitedrte-Style-Normal">If you have a valid reason for not attending court you must contact your solicitor as soon as possible to let them know. If you do not have a solicitor then you must contact the Youth Offending Service (YOS) court team on 01132145110 or your YOS worker if you have one. <br><br>If you are ill on the day of a hearing you must contact your solicitor or the YOS court team. You will be required to produce a medical certificate at your next hearing. <br>If you fail to inform your solicitor or the YOS that you cannot attend court, a warrant for your arrest may be issued.</span>​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></div>
I have to go to court. I have never been before and am worried about it. Who can I talk to?I have to go to court. I have never been before and am worried about it. Who can I talk to?<div class="ExternalClassFDC6D2110E04418C8FD291D2D7F9F9F8"><p>​If you have a solicitor then you can discuss your case with them. If you do not have a solicitor then you can call the Youth Offending Service court team on 0113 378 2071.<br></p> <p>If you are attending court as a witness you can call Leeds Witness Service on 0113 246 7935. ​<br></p></div>
Restorative justiceRestorative justice<div class="ExternalClass564DF866463A402A922E181863BC4C2A"><p>Restorative justice is about resolving conflict, recognising harm, offering support and giving choices to victims of crime. Victims can have a voice in the process and can chose either direct or indirect communication with the person who has offended. <br><br>Restorative justice is a voluntary process which can re-empower victims and help them to move on from an offence. It is an opportunity for a young person to repair the harm caused by their offending and to enable them to understand the impact that the offence has on victims and on the wider community.</p> <p>Reparation is also a part of restorative justice and can see a person carry out a positive activity to benefit the community such as working on environmental projects, helping older people and people with disabilities or delivering leaflets for a charity. <br><br>Reparation is a way of providing an opportunity for young people to make a positive contribution and can be reassuring for victims which could help to reduce the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour. If you would like to suggest any pro<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span>jects for Reparation please contact us using the contact information below.</p> <p>If you would like any further information about Restorative Justice or Reparation on by calling <strong>0113 3782055</strong> or emailing <strong>restorative.justice@leeds.gov.uk</strong></p> <p>For general information on Restorative Justice please visit the <a href="https://www.restorativejustice.org.uk/">Restorative Justice Council website </a>​</p></div>
Supporting young people sentenced in courthttps://www.gov.uk/young-people-in-custody/overview, Young People in custody: an overviewSupporting young people sentenced in court<div class="ExternalClass75BF99DF0C4B46ADAD7ADA53D3FD7A82"><strong>Assessment</strong><br>​All young people who are referred to the YOS are assessed by a member of  our staff. The assessment used (Asset) is approved by the Youth Justice Board.<br><br>Young people and parents are asked for their input and the information given is used to identify what services and interventions would help. If a young person has special education needs or a disability we work with our nurses, education officers and other professionals to develop an individual plan to meet their needs.<br><br><strong>Education support</strong><br>Whilst a young person is in custody the YOS Education Officer will ensure that:<ul><li>the young person’s school is invited to attend reviews in custody</li> <li>planning for release is started at an early stage</li> <li>school has been identified and is available for the young person to attend on their day of release </li> <li>details of work done in custody are provided to the school on release​</li></ul> ​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></div>

 

 

Frequently asked questions about going to courthttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/youneedtogotocourt_redone.pdf2196342pdf
Microsoft Word - Complaints and compliments.dochttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Complaints and compliments.pdf40845pdf
Map and directions to Youth Justice Centrehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/MAP YJC.pdf264375pdf
Youth Justice Plan 2016-17https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Leeds YOS Youth Justice Plan 2016_17.pdf1501660pdf

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