Supporting young offenders in the community
Our Youth Resilience Service has been working at Tolworth bus garage with RATP Dev London.
The team is supporting small groups of young offenders to carry out community service – cleaning buses and removing graffiti.
They also learn about the consequences for passengers and businesses if a bus is vandalised and has to be taken out of service, encouraging the young people to reflect on their actions.
Some of the young people have gone on to follow apprenticeship programmes with the company.
The newly formed Youth Resilience Team brings together professionals from youth offending and restorative justice teams to substance misuse services.