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Prevention of Offending by Young People

Welsh GovernmentThe purpose of this consultation is to seek views on proposals to improve services for young people from Wales who are in the youth justice system, to ensure their effective reintegration and resettlement following a community or custodial sentence.

Start of consultation:05/02/2014

End of consultation:30/04/2014

There are many examples of children who fall into the Youth Justice system due to unmet needs. The proposals will provide the opportunity to strengthen our support for these young people and help them to break the cycle of reoffending.

The proposals for an Assembly Bill will focus on the specific group of young people who are at the greatest risk of reoffending and progressing further through the youth justice system into custody.  It will also ensure effective resettlement at the end of a custodial sentence to give young people the best chance for the future. A core proposal in the Bill will be the establishment of Regional Reintegration and Resettlement Partnerships which will be key to ensuring the needs of these young people are identified and met.

Public Consultation events will take place:

  • 19 March 2014 – Welsh Government, Merthyr Tydfil Office, Rhydycar, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1UZ
  • 8 April 2014 – The Richard Ley Development Centre, Upper Forest Way, Swansea Vale, Swansea SA7 0AN
  • 30 April 2014 – Sarn Mynach, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, Wales LL31 9RZ.

To book a place e-mail: crimeandjustice@wales.gsi.gov.uk.

How to respond

Please submit your comments by 30 April 2014, in any of the following ways:

Online form

Respond using the online form




Crime and Justice Team Community Safety Division Welsh Government Rhyd-y-car Business Park Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1UZ

Additional information

Any response you send us will be seen in full by Welsh Government staff dealing with the issues which this consultation is about. It may also be seen by other Welsh Government staff to help them plan future consultations.

The Welsh Government intends to publish a summary of the responses to this document. We may also publish responses in full. Normally, the name and address (or part of the address) of the person or organisation who sent the response are published with the response. This helps to show that the consultation was carried out properly. If you do not want your name or address published, please tell us this in writing when you send your response.

Large print, audio formats, Braille and alternative language versions of this document are available on request.

Consultation documents

White Paper – Prevention of Offending by Young People (File size: 532 KB)
White Paper – Prevention of Offending by Young People (Youth friendly version) (File size: 1.3 MB)
Annex A – Regulatory Impact Assessment (File size: 119 KB)
Annex B – Children’s Rights Impact Assessment Template (File size: 454 KB)
Annex C – Consultation Response Form (Word version) (File size: 71 KB)

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