What does the Youth Offending Team do?

The Youth Offending Team (YOT) incorporates representatives from a wide range of services and can therefore respond to the needs of young offenders in a comprehensive way.

The YOT identifies the needs of each young offender by assessing them with a national assessment. It identifies the specific problems that make the young person offend as well as measuring the risk they pose to others. This enables the YOT to identify suitable programmes to address the needs of the young person with the intention of preventing further offending.

The key priorities and achievements for the Youth Offending Team are:

  • prevention;
  • recidivism - to reduce reoffending rates;
  • education, training and employment;
  • mental health;
  • race equality;
  • substance misuse;
  • restorative justice; and
  • parenting support.

The Youth Justice Board website tells you all about how the youth justice system works.


Contact the Youth Offending Team

College Street Centre
College Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne

Phone: 0191 277 7377

Page last updated: 
8 April 2014
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