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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.
The YJB:
•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
Guidance for youth justice practitioners
Practitioner information for those working for or with youth justice services is held within the guidance section of this site:
•youth justice guidance
Information for members of the public
Information for young people and parents on the youth justice system is on Directgov:
•young people - crime and justice
•parents – your child, crime and the legal system

Area: National x 688,
Type: N/A x 251,
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Contact Information




Phone: 020 3372 8000 Head Office



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