Brighton & Hove Youth Offending Service

Find out what the youth offending service does and how to contact us.

About Us

The Youth Offending Service (YOS) works with over 350 young people and their families each year, taking referrals from the Police and Courts.The service is a partnership between:

  • Brighton & Hove City Council (Social Services, Education and Housing departments)
  • Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Brighton & Hove City Council Community Safety Team

What does the Youth Offending Service do?

The Youth Offending Service works with young people aged between 10 and 17, their families and other relevant professionals to offer: -

  • support and supervision to young people involved in the Criminal Justice System
  • preventative work for children and young people at risk of becoming involved in offending
  • reductions in the levels of offending by children and young people.

For more information on the work that we do and our services in general, select the area that you are interested in from the following choices: -

Crime reduction targets are set nationally by the Youth Justice Board. You can find out in more detail how the Youth Justice system works, what  the processes are and who is involved in the system by accessing their website here.

Youth Offending Service weekend duty

For information relating to Saturday and Bank Holiday Courts, please phone the Brighton & Hove Emergency Duty Service on 01273 335 905 ot 01273 355 906.

They will give you the Adolescent Service Court duty manager's telephone number to use in relation to young people in the remand court.