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This is a report of the feedback obtained from the survey on the availability and suitability of bail accommodation in Wales.
Because YOTs incorporate representatives from a wide range of services, they can respond to the needs of young offenders in a comprehensive way.

The crime and youth justice system is made up of a number of organisations working with stakeholders.

The Crime and Justice Team work to ensure Welsh Government interests are represented in Home Office and Ministry of Justice policy and legislative developments and initiatives as they relate to Youth Justice, Probation, Prisons, Crime, Police, Police and Crime Commissioners and Anti-Social Behaviour within the context of Community Safety. 


The Welsh Government work closely with the Police Liaison Unit on several areas such as Community Safety. The Welsh Government fund 500 extra Community Support Officers across Wales, they engage with people in their communities making them feel safer, their presence provides reassurance and they tackle anti-social behaviour, crime, substance misuse and the incidence and impact of fires as well as effective co-ordination of emergencies. 

National Offenders Management Service 

National Offenders Management Service (external link) in Wales has been created to make sure all organisations delivering services involving prisoners in Wales work closely together. We ensure that what the National Offending Management Service delivers is in line with the policies we create for the people of Wales. 

Youth Justice Board

The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales was established by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. It is an executive non-departmental public body which oversees the delivery of the youth justice system in Wales. Its main aims are to prevent offending and reoffending by children and young people under the age of 18, and to ensure custody for them is safe, secure, and addresses the causes of their offending behaviour.  

Wales Youth Justice Advisory Panel

This advisory panel consists of officials from Welsh Government  and Youth Justice Board Cymru. The primary purpose of the advisory panel is to assist the Welsh Government and Youth Justice Board (YJB) to implement policy that prevents offending and reoffending by children and young people.