Novus in Youth Custody Youth Justice Board

The Youth Justice Board works on preventing children and young people under the age of 18 from offending or re-offending. It ensures that custody is safe and secure and addresses the causes of offending behaviour.

The YJB is national across England and Wales and commissions the activity in many areas of youth custody.

Novus works with the YJB as commissioners of the service of the education contracts of the three Young Offender Institutions in which we operate – HMYOI Wetherby, HMYOI Werrington and HMYOI Cookham Wood.

The YJB is one of our key partners in making sure we can respond to its corporate vision around supporting youth custody, sharing practice, continually improving and making the service to young people as high quality as we possibly can.

The YJB is one of our key partners in making sure we can respond to its corporate vision around supporting youth custody, sharing practice, continually improving and making the service to young people as high quality as we possibly can.


Youth Justice Board Vision

The YJB believes in, and is committed to achieving, a youth justice system where:

  • young people receive the support they need to lead crime-free lives and contribute positively to society
  • more offenders are held to account for their actions and stop offending victims are better supported the public are protected. 

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Partner with us

Novus has built a network with youth custody partners which helps children and young people return to purposeful activity.

The contracts we earned in 2015 to deliver 30 hours of education per week in three of England's four Young Offender Institutions are an example of the way in which we work closely with partners to provide learners with vital knowledge, training and employability skills.

We are always open to new and innovative ways to extend our reach and give even more young people the chance to embark on a crime-free future, so if you are interested in partnering with us please get in touch.

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