The Youth Justice Agency aims to make communities safer by helping children to stop offending. The Agency works with children aged 10-17 years who have offended or are at serious risk of offending.
Since 2009, the Northern Ireland Crime Survey (NICS) has included three questions relating to the Youth Justice Agency. These questions aim to measure: the level of awareness of the agency and its work; and confidence levels on whether it is effective in reducing re-offending by young people aged 10-17. This is the first report published, with findings covering each of the financial years from 2010/11 to 2015/16.