Making a referral to diversion

Suffolk Youth Justice Service (SYJS) regret that from Monday, 23rd March the service will no longer be able to accept referrals to the Diversion Programme. 

This is due to the current staffing situation as a result of actions to address COVID-19 and we hope
it will be a temporary measure. Please contact your local SYJS team if you have any queries.

We accept referrals from:

  • Children and Young People's Services
  • Educational establishments (schools, PRUs etc)
  • The police
  • Parents / Carers

All referrals are then assessed to see if they meet the criteria for further intervention work with the youth justice service.

Complete an online referral

Please read the referral form guidance (Word, 85KB) before completing the referral form below.

Email your completed the form and consent to your local youth justice team.

Paper referrals

Download a Referral form (Word, 282KB). You can print it out and complete by hand.