About the Youth Justice Board
The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB) is an executive non-departmental public body. Its board members are appointed by the Secretary of State for Justice.
- oversees the youth justice system in England and Wales
- works to prevent offending and reoffending by children and young people under the age of 18
- ensures that custody for them is safe, secure, and addresses the causes of their offending behaviour.
How the YJB worksFind the YJB’s:
- corporate reports and business plans
- blueprint documents that set out how the YJB works with youth justice services in England and Wales
- publication scheme and Freedom of Information (FOI) request procedure.
Guidance for youth justice practitioners
Practitioner information for those working for or with youth justice services is held within the youth justice section.
Information for members of the public
Information for young people and parents on the youth justice system is on GOV.UK.