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Youth Justice Service

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Children and young people who commit crime or on the verge of anti-social behaviour and crime.
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The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 places a responsibility on each local authority to establish and maintain a Youth Justice Service (YJS). Conwy & Denbighshire YJS is a multi-agency partnership with a statutory responsibility for providing intervention, challenge and support for young people and their families with the primary aim of preventing anti-social behaviour, offending and re-offending by young people aged 10 – 17 years.

Our partnership approach includes staff from a number of different organisations:

  • Conwy and Denbighshire Council
  • North Wales Police service
  • Probation service
  • Health service
  • Careers Wales
  • Substance misuse

Our Work

We work with young people across Conwy supervising a range of intervention programmes some of which result from court orders that young people engage subsequent to anti-social/offending behaviour. These include:

  • Youth Conditional Cautions
  • Referral Orders
  • Youth Rehabilitation Orders
  • Intensive Supervision and Surveillance (ISS)
  • Detention and Training Orders (DTO)  

The YJS also offers support to victims of youth crime and anti-social behaviour and a range of restorative interventions are offered. The YJS has developed a prevention project which aims to intervene with young people at an earlier stage in order to prevent entry into the criminal justice system. 

Referrals are accepted from:

  • parents
  • schools
  • community police officers
  • other professionals

Click on this link to the Youth Justice Board for a comprehensive overview of the Youth Justice System:

Contact Us

Conwy and Denbighshire YJS
74 Conway Road
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7LD

Phone: 01492 523500

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