Youth Justice Services

The Community Youth programme has been providing young offenders and those at risk of offending with positive alternatives since 2010.

Community Youth Programme

The Community Youth programme has been providing young offenders, and those at risk of offending, with positive alternatives since it began in 2010.

Young people entering the youth justice system (generally for lower level offending) are referred to the Community Youth programme, so that we can support them to engage in positive activity and ultimately halt their offending.

Supervision with Activity 

Supervision with Activity is an intensive service, where staff may spend up to 20 hours per week with an offender, engaging them in positive activity with a view to halting their offending. 

This contract is aimed at higher level youth offenders and is an intervention that sits just prior to a residential sentence, or is a mandated intervention for a youth offender leaving a residential environment and returning to the community.

Supported Bail 

The Supported Bail programme provides individualised, intensive and structured support to assist young people between 12-16 years who have appeared in the Youth Court to comply with their bail conditions. It also aims to reduce the risk of reoffending during the remand period. It enables young offenders to remain with their whānau and in the community instead of being in custody.

The programme is a Youth Justice initiative being implemented in partnership with the Police.

It was developed for young people who are identified as likely to be remanded in custody and at high risk of breaching bail conditions but who, with a level of support, are assessed as having a better chance of compliance.

Read more about Youth Justice here