Whole Systems Approach: Youth Justice

Based and operational in Clackmannanshire Council, the Whole Systems Youth Justice Service is a multi-agency, co-located service aimed at:

  • working towards keeping young people aged 12-18 years safe, meet their needs and assists them in becoming a positive contributor to their family and community
  • holding young people accountable for their actions
  • where possible, enable young people to contribute to the recovery of victims and the wider community.

The service supports a model which acknowledges that young people in trouble have needs and have the potential to lead non-offending lifestyles. The Service engages with Young People in the community, with the aim to reduce levels of reoffending behaviour and to minimise risks that Young People and the wider community may be subject to.

The Youth Justice Support Service delivers a frontline service to address the need of young people involved in a range of offending behaviours and is committed towards delivering a Whole Systems Approach:

  • Early and effective intervention
  • Diversion from prosecution
  • Court support
  • Managing high risk with particular emphasis to those involved in serious offending, or who participate in sexual or violent offending, or sexually harmful behaviour
  • Transition and reintegration from care/custody
  • Alternative to secure provision
  • Work in partnership with other agencies linked to the Youth Justice Agenda to deliver outcomes that works to support a reduction in youth offending and improve outcomes for young people, families and communities.

Referral Criteria

Young people between 12 and 18 involved in recorded offending behavior. The service would welcome referrals from partner agencies in relation to Young People who meet the above criteria and who are from the Clackmannanshire locality.

Referrals can be made directly to the service.