Suffolk Youth Justice Service

The Suffolk Youth Justice Service works with young people aged 8 to 17 at risk of offending or have offended.

At the Suffolk Youth Justice Service (SYJS) we:

  • specialise in early intervention work, including diversion and working with young people who have received a youth conditional caution or court order
  • have adopted a multi-agency approach to help make Suffolk a safer place
  • work to improve the life opportunities of the young people we work with

Our initiatives include an emphasis on:

  • reducing the number of children and young people coming into the youth justice system (first time entrants)
  • reducing re-offending by children and young people
  • reducing the number of young people going into custody, either as sentenced or remand prisoners
  • ensuring young people make amends to victims of youth crime - taking a restorative approach to our work with young people is a priority in all our activities

If you are worried about a child or young person, you can refer them to the Suffolk Youth Justice Service through the diversion programme. More information and a referral form can be found on our website suffolkyos.co.uk/diversion.

Visit suffolkyos.co.uk for more information about the Youth Justice Service in Suffolk.

Contact details

We have three teams.

AreaAddressTelephone and email
Ipswich including coastal areas

South Team
InfoBar
Constantine House
5 Constantine Road
Ipswich
IP1 2DH

01473 260110

YOTIpswichAdmin@suffolk.gcsx.gov.uk

Bury St Edmunds

West Team
Floor 2
Children and Young People
West Suffolk House
Western Way
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3YU

01284 758230

YOTBuryStEdmundsAdmin@suffolk.gcsx.gov.uk

Lowestoft and Waveney

North Team
The Marina
Lowestoft
NR32 1HH

01502 674880

YOTLowestoftAdmin@suffolk.gcsx.gov.uk