What do we do?

At Wrexham Youth Justice Service (YJS) we help prevent children and young people from getting involved in crime and anti-social behaviour that affects their communities.

We work with children aged 10-17 years to prevent offending and re-offending, as well as their families, victims and communities – helping to reduce the impact, fear and volume of crime in the county borough.

We’re a multi-agency team funded by the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and local strategic partnerships.

We work closely with the youth courts and implement a range of statutory orders that the courts impose. Part of this can include helping to resettle young people back into the community after they’ve been in custody. 

As well as working with youth courts, we have an out-of-court process called ‘The Bureau’.  It involves working closely with North Wales Police to find a ‘restorative’ solution which may result in the young person not going to court. We do this by assessing the young person and working with victims where appropriate and use a range of methods – including offering advice to parents and carers – to help prevent further offending.

Become a volunteer

We have a growing number of YJS volunteers who support our team.

They get the opportunity to work directly with children and young people, and support decision-making at our panel meetings.

People of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to get involved.

Contact us

For more information about volunteering, as well as how to access our services, email us at youthjusticeservice@wrexham.gov.uk.