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Youth Justice Service

Our aims and responsibilities

Our goal is to work with children and young people aged 10-18 and help prevent them from becoming involved in further anti-social or criminal behaviour. We want our young people to live happy and successful lives and we work with a variety of other organisations to support the young person and their carers to make positive changes.

We want to help young people lead a life free from crime and help to reduce crime in the local area, making North East Lincolnshire safer for everyone.

Information and advice for young people

If you have been spoken to by the police or taken to court, you will be referred to the Youth Justice Service for support and to keep you away from crime in the future.

What happens now?

You can view this step-by-step process at What Happens Now (PDF, 257KB) .


  • Come to the sessions on time, and tell a worker if you can’t attend.
  • Do what YJS staff ask in the sessions as best as you can.
  • Don’t come to the session under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Switch off your phone during the session.
  • Don’t speak in an abusive, racist, sexist or offensive way.
  • Let your worker know of any change in your details or if you’re going away.
  • We will be open and honest with you, and treat you fairly.
  • Listen to your and your family’s thoughts.
  • Work with other people to make sure you are given the best chance.
  • Support you to complain if you are unhappy with the service.
  • Help you get back on track if you are struggling to stick to your plan, which could include speaking to a manager or going back to court.

View and download the Behaviour Contract (PDF, 343KB) .

Information and advice for parents and careers

As a parent or carer, it can be very worrying if your child is becoming involved in anti-social behaviour or crime. There are services there to help and support both you and your child.

In the first instance, we would advise that you talk to your child. Try to have a calm and open conversation about what is going on in their life and how they feel about their behaviour.

If you feel that you need further support your child’s school, Children’s Services, the police or any other agency that is involved with your child should be able to direct you to specialist services.

There are links below to some of the specialist services that work with children and young people.      

Information and support for victims

The Victims’ Code explains the rights that everyone will receive as a victim of crime, including anyone who has been a witness to a crime and suffered physical, mental, emotional or economic harm as a result.

Whoever you are and whatever the crime, you have the right to be informed about the criminal justice process and the support available.

Criminal justice agencies are responsible for making sure that victims receive the rights in the Victims’ Code, and they will tell you about your rights as you go through the criminal justice process.

If you decide not to report the crime, you’re still able to get help and hear about the Victims’ Code from support services.

Victims Code Animation Transcript (Word, 7KB)

Young people from the Youth Justice Service are supported by trained mechanics to transform old bikes – stripping them down, checking for damage and reassembling them. This forms part of their work towards paying back to the community, whilst learning new skills and working with others. All work is done by young people from the Youth Justice Service as part of their work towards paying back to their community.

These refurbished bikes are fully safety checked, and given to adults or children who need a bike to get to work or school, want to get fit or reduce their travel costs and cannot meet the cost of a brand new bike.

For more information, or to request or donate a bike please get in touch with the Youth Justice Service.

Related documents

Youth Justice Diversion Leaflet (PDF, 171KB)

Young People and Families Notice (PDF, 223KB)

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Contact details

Youth Justice Service, William Molson Centre, Kent Street, Grimsby, DN32 7DJ

Telephone: 01472 325252

Email: [email protected]

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm, except bank holidays