Young People in the Youth Justice
System – Local Context
YOUNG PEOPLE WHO OFFEND ARE MUCH
MORE LIKELY TO HAVE MENTAL HEALTH
PROBLEMS AND WHILST THESE
PROBLEMS ARE LIKELY TO BE SIMILAR
TO THOSE OF THE GENERAL
ADOLESCENT POPULATION EVIDENCE
SUGGESTS THAT CONDUCT DISORDER,
EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE,
HYPERACTIVITY AND ATTENTION
PROBLEMS ARE MORE COMMON.
(MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
VOLUME 3 ISSUE 18)
Presenting Concerns
Interventions
Following assessment interventions are put in place
appropriate to the identified needs of the of the young person
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy group work programmes
(addressing anger issues, anxiety and depression – problem
solving skills, interpersonal skills, coping strategies,
emotional regulation etc.).
• Direct work for children 10 – 18 years experiencing early
indications of mental health, behavioural or psychological
concerns
• Provide direct clinical support with young people with
complex mental health problems where appropriate and
the young person agrees
Derby City
Derby City
Transition
 Young people access services through YPSS until they
reach the age of 18 at when they are transferred to adult
services.
 Referral can be made to the Derbyshire Early Intervention
Service who work specifically with young people aged
between 14 and 35 who experience psychosis for the first
time.
Challenge and Question
 Challenge – how do we ensure that systems are in
place to identify concerns at the earliest opportunity?
 Question – How are we going maintain current
levels of service delivery within a landscape of
reducing resources and competing priorities?
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Young People in the Youth Justice System