The YOS is a group of professionals who work together with one aim –
to stop offending and re-offending in young people by challenging their behaviour and raising awareness of the consequences of offending / anti-social behaviour, helping young people take responsibility for their actions and ultimately help young offenders to break the cycle of re-offending and move forward in positive ways.
The Monmouthshire and Torfaen Youth Offending Service provide services for young people to divert them from offending and reoffending. This is achieved by carrying out effective assessments and interventions and working in partnership with other agencies.
The YOS encourages young people to repair the harm to victims and restore relationships with their communities. Young people are encouraged wherever possible to meet with their victims to hear how their behaviour has affected them and agree actions that can repair the harm caused.
The YOS values the diversity of young people and helps them to achieve their potential. It work with parents and carers in supporting behaviour change within young people and families.