The Youth Justice Agency aims to make communities safer by helping children to reduce/stop offending. The Agency works with children aged 10-17 years who have offended or are at serious risk of offending.
The Agency provides a range of services, often delivered in partnership with others, to help children to address their offending behaviour, divert them from crime, assist their integration into the community and to meet the needs of victims of crime.
A key aim of the Youth Justice system is to protect the public by preventing offending by children. In support of this, the Youth Justice Agency is fully committed to working with victims of youth crime and taking account of their views of the process and its outcome. The needs of victims of youth crime will be respected and addressed through restorative practice.
For more information on the YJA visit: www.youthjusticeagencyni.gov.uk
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