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Preventing Offending

Helping you to prevent offending or re-offending

Preventing Offending

For Information and support on services that aim to help prevent offending or re-offending see below:

Nottinghamshire PoliceViolence Reduction PartnershipNational Probation ServiceYouth offending teamsThe Youth Justice Service

Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police are committed to keeping the communities of Nottinghamshire safe. To do this, along with investigating and detecting crime, we work closely with partners to support those in need. See below for how we help families.

Are you a victim of crime or abuse?

If so, please contact us immediately and we can help you. All our investigations are victim focused, and with safeguarding as a core focus. We will work with all our partners to help a victim be safe and supported, whilst pursuing those who offend.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999 now. 

If you wish to report a crime and are not in immediate danger, you can do so either by calling 101, or online via the Nottinghamshire Police website.

Are you concerned about the wellbeing of another person?

If the person you are concerned about is in immediate danger, please call 999 now. 

If you wish to report a suspicious activity or concerns, you can do so either by calling 101, or online via the Nottinghamshire Police website. Any information provided to Nottinghamshire Police will be dealt with confidentially.

Do you have concerns in your local community, or need support from your local policing team?

Each area of Nottinghamshire has a dedicated local policing team. Details of your local policing team, and local police stations, can be found on the Nottinghamshire Police website.

Violence Reduction Partnership, Nottingham City & Nottinghamshire

Welcome to Nottingham and Nottinghamshire's Violence Reduction Partnership.

The aim of the partnership is to bring together specialists from health, police, local government, probation and community organisations to tackle violent crime and the underlying causes of violent crime.

More information can be found on the Violence Reduction Partnership website:

National Probation Service

The Probation Service is a statutory criminal justice service that supervises high-risk offenders released into the community. They are responsible for sentence management in both England and Wales. Their focus is on strengthening the probation practitioner’s relationship with people on probation, using the right key skills, activities and behaviours to achieve the most effective outcomes and enable offenders to make positive changes to their lives.

For more information go to the National Probation Service website:

Youth offending teams

Youth offending teams work with young people that get into trouble with the law and are part of your local council.  They are separate from the police and the courts although they work alongside them. 
The youth offending team gets involved if a young person:

  • gets into trouble with the police or is arrested

  • is charged with a crime and has to go to court

  • is convicted of a crime and given a sentence

Usually, the police are the first people to contact the youth offending team. But family members and friends can also contact them if they’re worried about a young person’s behaviour.

For more information go to:

Nottingham City Youth Justice Service

The Youth Justice Service (YJS) consists of staff from the City Council, Police, Probation and Health, and is overseen by a partnership board chaired by the Corporate Director for Children and Adults.  Youth Justice Services are sometimes known as Youth Offending Teams or Youth Offending Services.

The YJS supervises those referred by the Court or Police on a statutory basis, or those that have been referred to work with early intervention services by Police and other partners on a voluntary basis. 

The purpose of the YJS is to prevent offending and reduce re-offending by children and young people.
YJS's key activities involve:
• Assessing the likelihood of re-offending, the risk of causing harm, and the level  of safety and wellbeing concerns posed by children and young people
• Planning and managing interventions to reduce these risks
• Strengthening protective factors against further offending
• Ensuring that children and young people completing YJS interventions have access to the full range of services to help their life chances
• Ensuring that interventions with children take account of and understand the victims and communities affected by their offending
Early intervention Targeted Youth Support (TYS) interventions: 
• Identifying children and young people at risk of becoming involved in offending, and ensuring that interventions are provided either directly, or by partners and commissioned services to address needs
• Share resources, skills, and knowledge to build capacity to deal with children and young people earlier and more effectively within universal services

For more information or to find out about volunteering opportunities, please contact the Youth Justice Services directly.
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