Youth Restorative Intervention Approach

Summary: Youth Restorative Intervention is designed to provide a restorative approach when working with children who have committed low level offences.
Classification: Level 3
Age: 10-17
Sex: n/a
Cost: n/a

 

 

Aims:

  • To improve the experience of justice for all concerned
  • To create an opportunity at an early stage for harm to be repaired
  • To increase victim satisfaction
  • To deliver value for money by reducing the need for and use of formal court proceedings

 

Description:

The Youth Restorative Intervention (YRI) is a multi-agency initiative led by Surrey Police and Surrey Youth Support Service. It was designed to provide a restorative approach when working with children who have committed low level crimes.

A trained Restorative Justice Practitioner work with the child and the victim to develop a bespoke agreement or YRI ‘contract’. The YRI contract allows for increased victim satisfaction, reduced costs and reduced reoffending. When the crime has no identifiable primary victim, the YRI is used to encourage children to consider who is harmed and affected by their behaviour.

 

 

Contact:

Youth Offending Team: Surrey Youth Support Service
Name: Chris Stevens
Email: chris.stevens@surreycc.gcsx.gov.uk
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