Youth justice plans: guidance for youth justice services

Youth Justice Board (YJB) guidance for youth justice services on how to produce a youth justice plan.

Applies to England and Wales



Local authorities have a legal duty to produce an annual youth justice plan that shows how they will provide and fund youth justice services (YJSs) in their area.

This practice guidance offers information on the content and structure of these plans for YJSs and their management boards. It also includes a template which should be used when creating these plans as well as information on how to submit a plan.

Published 10 March 2022
Last updated 17 March 2023 + show all updates
  1. The content has been updated so that it relates to 2023/24.

  2. First published.