Guidance

How to use community interventions

How to use the community interventions available to youth offending team practitioners and managers.

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This guidance offers detailed information for youth offending teams on:

  • sentences available
  • case management
  • levels of intervention
  • managing diversity and tackling potential barriers to engagement
  • out-of-area cases
  • working with other agencies
  • work to support desistance
  • risk of harm to self and others
  • encouraging compliance and early revocation
  • working with denial
  • enforcement and breach

It offers detailed information for managers on:

  • oversight of delivery
  • intervention programmes
  • out-of-area cases
  • suspensions of supervision arrangements including holidays
  • responses to particular offence types
  • managing groups
  • work with victims
  • restorative processes
  • ensuring desistance is supported
  • managing risk of harm and safeguarding

For more information, read:

How to use out-of-court disposals: section 1 case management guidance

How to work in court: section 2 case management guidance

How to manage bail and remands: section 3 case management guidance

How to assess children in the youth justice system: section 4 case management guidance

How to use reports: section 5 case management guidance

How to use community interventions: section 6 case management guidance

Custody and resettlement: section 7 case management guidance

Ways to improve quality: section 8 case management guidance

How to support parents of children in the youth justice system: section 9 case management guidance

Published 15 October 2014
Last updated 1 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. This document was updated to remove factual inaccuracies. It will be subject to a more extensive revision, to reflect the 2019 standards for children in the youth justice system, in the near future.
  2. Revised following the publication of the 2019 standards for children in the youth justice system.
  3. First published.