Support for young people released from custody

The Sheffield Youth Justice Service provides individual support for young people up to the age of 18 leaving custody to access education, training or employment as part of their resettlement plan. An Education Officer and Resettlement Officer will visit the young person in custody prior to release to discuss options. 

For under 16’s or those of school age

The Sheffield Youth Justice Service will liaise with schools and the local authority about the most appropriate placement for the young person to continue with their education. They will ensure any qualifications gained whilst in custody are transferred and will liaise with Sheffield SENDSARS to ensure that any Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans are up to date and relevant. 

For young people aged 16 and over

The Education Training and Employment (ETE) team provides information, advice, guidance and signposting to possible opportunities. They can support the young person with applications to colleges and training providers, apprenticeships, traineeships, and work programs. They will also help to create a CV, provide support with job applications and interviews, and give advice on how to disclose about the conviction and when the conviction will become SPENT.

For young people being Remanded to Youth Detention Accommodation (RYDA) and those who do not receive an outcome (e.g. found not guilty at trial or case dismissed due to lack of evidence), the Sheffield Youth Justice Service offer a Voluntary Intervention Program (VIP) to assist resettling back into the community.

A VIP can also be offered at the expiry of a sentence if assessed as beneficial.

How to refer

Referrals are primarily made via the case officers (YJS) allocated or contact the YJS ETE team at and by telephone 0114 2288555.