Youth Justice Plans: practice note for youth offending partnerships

Youth Justice Board (YJB) guidance for youth offending teams (YOTs) on how to produce a youth justice plan.


Youth Justice Plan Guidance


Local authorities have a legal duty to produce an annual youth justice plan that shows how they will provide and fund youth justice services.

The completed youth justice plan must be sent to the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB) and published in accordance with the directions of the Secretary of State for Justice. This is reinforced within the YJB’s Terms and Conditions of Grant 2019.

Modern Youth Offending Partnerships and YOT Management Board Guidance for Wales provide additional guidance about drafting a youth justice plan and its relationship to other strategic plans.

Published 8 May 2019