Corporate report

Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Strategic Plan 2015‒18

The Youth Justice Board’s (YJB) Strategic Plan outlines how it will support the youth justice system to continue to work effectively with children and young people who have offended or at risk of offending.



The Strategic Plan sets out the YJB’s vision:

Every child and young person lives a safe and crime-free life, and makes a positive contribution to society.

The YJB’s role in working towards that vision is described by its mission statement:

  • championing a child-centred and distinct youth justice system
  • developing a centre of excellence approach
  • driving continuous improvement

The Plan also covers what the YJB is, what it does and what it stands for.