West Mercia Youth Justice Service (WMYJS) works with young people aged 10 to 17 years old who have got into trouble with the police, as well as their parents and carers. We also work with the victims of youth crime.
WMYJS is responsible for the management of all court orders and diversionary programmes for young people aged under 18 who live in West Mercia. We also provide an Appropriate Adult service for young people who are arrested and need to be interviewed and don’t have a parent or adult to accompany them.
WMYJS is a partnership between four local authorities; Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Worcestershire, as well as three Clinical Commissioning Groups; Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Shropshire, and Telford and Wrekin plus the National Probation Service, West Mercia Police, and the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner.
The service is accountable to the WMYJS Management Board, comprised of senior officers from each partner agency. The service is hosted, on behalf of the Local Authorities and the partnership by the Office of the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).
Please see our website for more information and contact details of our areas offices.