Youth Rehabilitation Order

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The Youth Rehabilitation Order, also known as a YRO, is a community based sentence. This means that you are most likely staying at home and getting together with the youth justice team fairly often to complete different activities and tasks. The youth justice team will work with you to help you change your offending behaviour and try to make your future free of offending.

The type of activities that may be required to complete a YRO programme include:

  • Education / training
  • Anger management
  • Reparation (giving back to the community)
  • Family support
  • Supervision
  • Programme of activities
  • Unpaid Work
  • Curfew
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Drug Treatment
  • Drug Testing

To help you complete your YRO, your youth justice worker will:

  • Explain what will happen during your YRO and work out a programme of work and activities with you.
  • Talk with you about what you have done and the effects it has had on the victim and community.
  • Answer your questions.
  • Support you to complete your YRO, record your progress and help you to stop offending.
  • Give you positive feedback and encouragement.

To complete your YRO, you must put in some work too and make sure you:

  • Attend appointments on time and engage, otherwise you will be given a verbal and a written warning. If there are no changes in your participation, you may be required to go back to court.
  • If you are unwell you may need to provide YOS with a note from your GP.
  • Attend appointments free from the influence of alcohol or drugs otherwise you will be asked to leave and this will count as a missed appointment