The National Association of Youth Offending
Team Managers has been launched in a bid to create “an
authoritative voice on youth crime issues with the aim of
preventing offending by young people”.
The association, which aims to bring together
all 154 YOT managers in England and Wales, was launched at a
conference at Stoke Rochford Hall, near Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Youth Justice Board member Rob Allen told the
conference: “Tackling youth crime is a complex area and requires a
cross cutting approach. Now that youth offending teams are well
established, a voice of those at the sharp end will play an
important part in the debate over how best to deal with young