Sacro provides a number of services specifically designed to support and encourage young people to desist from offending behaviour. Based on restorative principles, these services provide a structured environment to resolve conflict, restore confidence and raise awareness of the consequences of actions on all concerned. The aim of services using restorative principles is to address behaviour in a way which empowers the people harmed, those responsible and the wider community members in order to resolve issues in a constructive way.
Keith (14) was referred to Sacro’s Youth Justice Service from the Children’s Reporter as a diversion from the Children’s Hearing System.
Sacro Youth Services deliver a range of specific services to young people between the age of eight and 17 years. The services are based on restorative principles and can be provided as a preventative measure, to address issues identified as underpinning antisocial behaviour which have caused concern, and to help support the young people and family members in preventing these young people going on to offend. We also work with young people to keep them out of formal systems including “early and effective interventions" and working with those displaying harmful sexual behaviour.
If offences have taken place, then Restorative Justice Services focus on the harm, offering support to those affected by and those responsible for the offence. The aim is to address offending behaviour in a way which empowers the people harmed, those responsible and wider community members to resolve the ‘conflict’ in a meaningful way.