Leeds Youth Offending Service

Leeds Youth Offending Service

We built on our successful pilot youth engagement project with the development of a formal Youth Advisory Group for young people in the criminal justice system.

The pilot project culminated in a co-production event in November 2012, with Senior Managers from YOS and Partner agencies at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.

This was followed up by an event with West Yorkshire Police and Youth Reps in February 2013 to develop relationships and understanding between police and young people following concerns raised by young people about this issue.

This involves ‘What’s Your Story’ staff working alongside YOS staff to gain young people’s perceptions about the YOS and ways to reduce crime locally.

User Voice staff and Youth Reps also attended a Leeds YOS full staff team away day on 6th June 2013 to launch the Youth Advisory Group and held a co-production session with staff and young people.