Youth offending

Youth offending

Introduction

Youth Offending Teams are multi-agency partnerships with statutory representation from local authorities, the police, probation, health and social services. Youth Offending Teams are responsible for the delivery of Youth Justice Services, such as the assessment of offenders and supervision of community-based sentences, with the assistance of their statutory partners and other organisations. This section focuses on offending in young people (those aged under 18)


Information from Wokingham Youth Offending Service’s information system indicates that

  • There were a total of 61 young people who received a substantive outcome in 2015/16 in Wokingham
  • 80 percent of these were male and 87 percent were from a White Ethnic background
  • The main type of offence committed was Criminal Damage which accounted for 33 percent of offences committed
  • There were 0.0 custodial sentences per 1,000 people aged 10 to 17 years of age (compared to 0.37 in England and 0.21 in the South East)


Source: Ministry of Justice and Youth Justice Board for England and Wales