Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Youth Justice Decision Maker

Service Care Solutions is proud to be recruiting on behalf of Thames Valley Police (TVP) for the following specialist role:

Job Title: Youth Justice Decision Maker

Overall Purpose of the Role:
The Youth Justice Decision Maker is responsible for making consistent disposal decisions for young offenders in line with relevant legislation, fulfilling the statutory requirement for Police & Partner Agencies to divert them where possible from entering the Criminal Justice System.

Key Accountability Areas:

  • Evidentially review all files considering diversion from prosecution.

  • Evaluate factors contributing to offending by a young person, recording decision rationales.

  • Maintain contact with victims, identifying vulnerabilities, and providing support.

  • Consult with Youth Offending Service (YOS) and/or other agencies when considering disposal decisions.

  • Provide specialist advice and guidance to stakeholders on Youth Justice Matters.

  • Keep abreast of changes to legislation and guidance regarding young people offending.

  • Dimensions:

    • Decision-making responsibility for whether a case is suitable for an out-of-court disposal and determining the outcome.

    • Communicating and liaising with a wide range of stakeholders from internal depts.

      and external agencies.

    • Proportionate outcomes for Youth cases contribute to reducing first-time entrants into the Criminal Justice system.

    Characteristics of the Role:

    • Proven ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.

    • ICT literate, including use of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    • Ability to work effectively within a shared service and multi-agency environment.

    • Proven negotiation and influencing skills, resilience, and ability to adapt communication style.

    • Commitment to continual professional development.

    • UK driving license considered desirable for travel requirements.

    • Knowledge of data protection, Police child protection/welfare duties, and TVP confidential systems.

    To Apply:
    Contact Lewis Ashcroft at 01772 208962 or email