2020 Youth Offending and Reducing Criminalisation

  Maximise intervention to reduce reoffending 

Youth Intervention Officers

Devon and Cornwall Police has 12 Youth Intervention Officers (YIOs) and additional youth focused roles whereby trained staff can deliver bespoke interventions with young people at risk of offending or reoffending.


  National sexting guidance 

Sexting guidance for schools

The force has produced sexting guidance for schools with supporting material for young people for use during interventions. Support guidance is also available online via the force web site.


  Utilise YOT referral form 370 to maximise intervention and reduce reoffending 

YOT referral process

The referral form produced by officers when dealing with youth offences is sent to Youth offending Teams for them to add information about their opinion in relation to knowing the offender, offending history and family circumstances.


  Youth Diversion schemes 
  Youth Justice services are child centred and tailored to the needs of the individual 
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