Youth Offender Panel Volunteer

We’re looking to recruit volunteers from the community to sit on Youth Offender Panels.

These panels give the community a say in creating a plan of action to ensure young offenders put right the harm they’ve done and are given help to prevent further offending.

By volunteering as a Panel member, you can help:

  • Ensure young offenders take responsibility for their behaviour
  • Repair harm to the victim
  • Reintegrate young people back into the community
  • Reduce crime in your area and make communities safer

What does the role involve?

A young person will attend a panel meeting if they have been given a referral order by court. Referral orders are the main sentence given to the majority of 10-17 year olds who plead guilty on a first-time conviction.

Panel members meet with the young person, their parents or guardians and sometimes the victim, to talk about the reasons for the offending behaviour and agree a contract aimed at repairing harm done to the victim or community.

Panel meetings can take place throughout the borough. Full training and regular support / supervision is provided.



How to volunteer

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