Help returning young people to education from the Justice system

We help children and young people who have been involved in the Justice system to return to education. Education assessments aim to re-engage them. The target group is 10-16-year-olds who have high education needs and are at risk of re-offending.

How education assessments work

A Ministry psychologist completes an assessment of the child or young person before a youth justice Family Group Conference.

A Child, Youth and Family Youth Justice Coordinator holds the conference so the child or young person’s family can meet, make decisions, and to help the young person take responsibility for their actions.

The education assessment focuses on how to re-engage the offender with the education system or vocational training.

The Youth Offending Strategy (external link) aims to reduce re-offending by children and young people.


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