Supporting young people who are released from custody

Young people (between 10 and 18 years old) who are sentenced to custody are sent to secure centres for young people, not to adult prisons.

Someone from the North Lincolnshire Youth Justice Partnership (YJP) will stay in contact with the young person while they’re in custody. They will work with the young person to help them complete the sentence successfully.

The Youth Justice Partnership will support the young person to make better choices and decisions, and engage them in:

  • positive activities
  • education
  • training
  • employment

that will keep them safe, divert them away from crime and help them improve their life chances and opportunities.

What happens when a young person is referred to YJP?

Each young person who comes to the attention of YJP is assessed to identify:

  • their own vulnerabilities
  • the risk of re-offending
  • the risk of them harming others.

We will do an assessment to help plan work with the young person and his or her family. This is to reduce risks and promote the young person’s development and wellbeing.

Last modified: February 27, 2024