A Youth Rehabilitation Order (YRO) can be imposed by a court on a young person under the age of 18 years old when they are being sentenced for committing a. A YRO will last for a maximum period of three years.
YROs are non-custodial community sentences and each sentence includes different requirements which must be adhered to by the.
These may include the requirement for the young person to meet with a worker from the Youth Offending Team (YOT) or be required to comply with other activities, eg,. The requirements which can be imposed on a youth offender under a YRO are:
For YROs which include a supervision, activity or programme requirement, the YOT worker will work out a plan called a Youth Rehabilitation Order Plan. This will outline the number of sessions the young offender must attend each month and for how long the sessions will last. Information concerning each separate requirements of the YRO will also be provided for in the plan.
The YRO aims to help that young person think about:
If a young person fails to cooperate with the requirements set out in the YRO they will:
Depending on the reasons for the breach and the YOT worker’s recommendation and the level of risk of the individual the court can decide to amend or revoke the YRO.
Throughout the supervision, the YOT worker will continually assess the individual’s risk of re-offending and of serious harm. Therefore, if the risk increases the YOT worker can increase the number of monthly visits; if the risk decreases so can the number of monthly visits.
If the young person is responding well to the requirements under the order, the YOT worker will be able to discuss early discharge of the order with the court.
The court will be unlikely to agree to the early discharge of the order unless it can be shown that:
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