Pre-Court Work > Final Warning
A young person may receive a Final
Warning for a more serious first offence or for a
second offence (if they have previously received a
reprimand) if they plead guilty. The Police will
notify the Youth Offending Team within 24 hours of
the Final Warning being issued. A member of the
Youth Offending Team will visit the young offender
and their family and undertake an assessment of
their risk of re-offending.
The Youth Offending Team will put together a Change Programme for the young offender this will include elements of the young person making amends for their actions and work to tackle the risk factors that may lead to offending behaviour.
If a young offender fails to undertake a programme this will be brought to the attention of the court if they offend again.
A key element of the Final Warning is to make amends to the victim. The Police and the Youth Offending Team will contact victims (either individuals or business) and ask their views on how the young person can make amends. If there is no identifiable victim the Youth Offending Team will arrange for the young offender to make amends to the community.