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South Tees Youth Justice Service

South Tees Youth Justice Service (STYJS) works with 10–18-year-olds who have been sentenced by a court, or who have come to the attention of the police because of their offending behaviour. STYJS is a multi-agency partnership, with representatives from Cleveland Police, Middlesbrough Council, Redcar and Cleveland Council, and the National Probation Service. Staff are specifically trained to work with young people involved with, or at risk of becoming involved with, the criminal justice system.

Youth justice services aim to:

  • reduce first time entrants to the youth justice system
  • prevent re-offending by children and young people
  • reduce the use of custody for young people (both sentenced and remanded)

Services and support

The South Tees Youth Justice Service:

  • Supervise young people subject to a range of Court Orders and Out of Court Disposals
  • Work with young people in custody (sentenced and remanded)
  • Provide advice and support to young people, their families, and victims of youth crime
  • Work with young people to prevent offending 
  • Work with parents whose children are at risk of offending, or who have already been involved in offending
  • Works with the victims of youth crime 
  • Provides Appropriate Adults for Police interviews
  • Provide staff in the Youth and Crown Courts
  • Provide a range of reports to the Youth and Crown Courts 
  • Recruits and trains community volunteers for Referral Order panels
  • Delivers Court ordered reparation to the community and victims

Prevention is an important part of the work delivered by the service. The prevention offer delivered by STYJS is the 'Turnaround programme', which is early intervention for children on the cusp of entering the youth justice system. 

Further information about the work of Youth Justice Services can be found on the UK Government website and the Youth Justice Board section on the UK Government website.


To find out more about the South Tees Youth Justice Service, the services offered, or any of the information on this page, please contact us. 
Phone: 01642 201888