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Youth offending

The Youth Offending Service

It is in the interests of any community to prevent and reduce crime, particularly crime committed by children and young people.

West Sussex Youth Offending Service has been established since 2000. We have a partnership to meet our responsibilities in the area of youth justice between:

Staff are seconded into the service from each of the partner agencies.

We also work closely with other colleagues, such as those from:

Our primary function

The primary function of the Youth Offending Service is to prevent re-offending by children and young people aged 10–17.

However, we are increasingly involved with our partner agencies in developing initiatives aimed at preventing offending from occurring.

We therefore have a prevention team that specialises in working with young people who are at risk of offending and may have received a final warning. These young people are offered a specialist programme of intervention aimed at diverting them from further offending.

We have a large volunteer programme and encourage members of the community to work with us to create safer communities. If you would like to work with us, please phone our volunteer coordinator at our Worthing office.

We also have a wide range of programmes designed for working with parents and carers.

We have offices and teams in Worthing and Crawley as we like to try to see people in their own communities.

Contact us

Please contact us for more information.

Email Email: youthoffendingteam@westsussex.gov.uk
Phone Phone: 01903 839920
Address Address:
Youth Offending Services
Volunteer Unit
Centenary House
Durrington Lane
BN13 2QB


Email Email: youthoffendingteam@westsussex.gov.uk
Phone Phone: 01293 643450
Address Address:
West Green Youth Centre
West Green Drive
West Sussex
RH11 7EL

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