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About Luton's Youth Offending Service

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Introducing Luton's Youth Offending service, who we are, what we do and our principle of equality and fairness.

Who are we?
Luton Youth Offending Service works with young people aged 10-17, as well as their families and carers, who have been referred to us because of their offending behaviour by either the police or the courts. We will be involved in the following circumstances:

  • when a young person is to be given a final warning or occasionally a reprimand from the police
  • when the court impose a condition of bail supervision
  • when young people are subject to a community sentence or to custody imposed by the Youth or Crown Courts
  • in some circumstances where young people are subject to an Anti Social Behaviour Order
  • where a parent or carer has been made subject to a Parenting Order

The Youth Offending Service in Luton is an established partnership with staff from agencies such as the police, health, probations service, connexions and the local authority working together.

Our Aim
Our aim is to prevent offending by young people in the Luton area. To help achieve this we work closely with other agencies that may be involved with young people and their families. Together, we will identify factors that will help prevent offending by the young person and this may include a range of different things such as:

  • helping young people into education or employment
  • working on aspects of their behaviour i.e anger management
  • introducing young people to leisure activities
  • working with a drugs worker
  • providing family support

We aim to confront young people with the consequences of their behaviour by making amends to their community. One way is to include victims of crimes into the young person’s programme. Victims are consulted throughout the process to share how the offence has affected them. The victim may ask to meet the offender, receive a letter of apology or request the young person takes part in unpaid work on a community project.

If you have been referred to us from the police or courts you will be given further information about what this means to you. We work closely with other agencies but will only share information about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act and when it is to prevent offending or if there are child protection concerns.

This means that we will share information with the other agencies that work with you so that we can all help you to stop offending. Please ask us more about this.

Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday  9.00a.m. - 5.30p.m
Friday                     9.00a.m. - 5.00p.m




 Contact information

Youth offending service
Ground Floor, The Albany 4, Cardiff Road, Luton, LU1 1PP
Tel: 01582 547900 or out of hours emergency 0870 2385465
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