National standards for youth justice services

Standards for youth justice services, for youth offending teams and other professionals working with young people in the justice system.



The document sets out practical guidance and minimum standards for:

  • preventing offending
  • out-of-court disposals
  • assessing young people
  • working in court
  • working with victims of crime
  • interventions in custody and the community

The Youth Justice Board checks services to make sure these standards are met, on behalf of the Justice Secretary.