Youth Group Work Programmes

Group work sessions for three or more young people to discuss the causes and consequences of their offending behaviour.

What does the service offer?

The service offers an opportunity for young people with offending behaviour to take part in group work sessions which helps them look at their actions and the consequences.  

The service also provides home visits if the young person wishes to discuss issues on a one to one basis with the Sacro worker. 

How does the service work?

Young people are invited to group work sessions, these workshop cover many issues including: cause and consequence of offending, decision making, victim empathy, practical problem solving and perspective taking. 

The workshops also encourage the group of young people to consider the consequences of offending as individuals, including court disposals, convictions and the impact upon future employment. 

After the programme is complete, the young person is monitored at 6 and 12 months to see if any further incidents involving offending behaviour have taken place. 

Who is the service aimed at?

Young people who fit the following criteria can be referred: 

  • Have been involved with low level crime i.e. Breach of the Peace, Civic Scotland offences, threatening behaviour
  • Had no or minimal previous offending
  • No identifiable person harmed (see Youth Restorative Justice Services for services involving a person harmed)
  • Must be aged between 16 and 17 at time of offence
  • Reside within Fife

How is the service accessed?

Referrals can be made from the Fife Youth Offender Management Group. The service is completely voluntary.