Youth Justice Review: terms of reference

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice has commissioned a review of the youth justice system in England and Wales.



The review has been established to examine:

  • the nature and characteristics of offending by young people aged 10-17 and the arrangements in place to prevent it
  • how effectively the youth justice system and its partners operate in responding to offending by children and young people, preventing further offending, protecting the public and repairing harm to victims and communities, and rehabilitating young offenders
  • whether the leadership, governance, delivery structures and performance management of the youth justice system is effective in preventing offending and reoffending, and in achieving value for money

Youth Justice: Written statement to Parliament