Bradford’s youth crime prevention work brings together a number of organisations and projects aimed at preventing offending, anti-social behaviour and social exclusion.

The Bradford Youth Justice Service has a key role in preventing young people from getting into trouble as well as responding effectively to those who offend. The Audit Commission in its report ‘Misspent Youth’ 1996 identified the main risk factors that can lead to offending behaviour.

Asset and Onset – Guidance for youth justice practitioners was published in November 2006 and is available on the Youth Justice Board website.

The Youth Justice Service works in partnership with a wide range of statutory and voluntary sector partners to tackle these risk factors.

The Youth Justice Service also works closely with Bradford’s Community Safety Partnership to make the district a safer place for us to work and live.

The 3Rs programme

Bradford YJS is delivering the 3 Rs programme to young people who receive a court order. The programme helps them to explore and understand their personal responsibilities and how they can play a more positive role in keeping Bradford safer for all.

RESPECT RIGHTS RESPONSIBILITY is a personal development programme that aims to instil a sense of belonging amongst young people and encourages tolerance, mutual respect and community cohesion.