What is the Coventry Youth Offending Service (YOS)?


The Coventry Youth Offending Services is responsible for co-ordinating the provision of the local youth justice services, as set out in section 38 of the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act.

We work in partnership with a number of statutory and voluntary agencies, with the shared aims of:

We have grown significantly over the past four years, and now employ or host approximately 100 staff, as well as sessional workers and volunteers.

The Youth Offending Service (YOS) now incorporates staff from:

The service is an excellent example of multi-agency, multi-disciplinary working.

By bringing together the skills, experience and knowledge of a broad range of professionals, we
are able to provide timely, appropriate and effective interventions to young people who offend, their families,
and the victims of youth crime.