The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB) is the government body that oversees the youth justice system.
It is the role of the YJB
- to prevent children and young people under 18 from offending or re-offending; and,
- to ensure custody is safe and secure, and addresses the causes of their offending behaviour.
When a child is remanded or sentenced to custody, the YJB decides where they should be placed. This might be to a secure children’s home (SCH), secure training centre (STC) or for boys, an under-18 young offender institution (YOI). Only boys aged under 18 can be sent to a young offender institution. There are no young offender institution facilities for girls.
The Youth Justice Board (YJB) website is here.