The Merton Youth Justice Service (YJS) aims to prevent and reduce youth offending within the borough. It’s a partnership made up of these agencies:

  • London Probation Trust
  • Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Connexions
  • Merton Council’s Children, Schools and Families Department
  • Safer Merton
  • Wimbledon youth court
  • Voluntary groups
  • What we do


  • Supervise young people who are subject to Court Orders and on release from Detention and Training Orders
  • Support young people who’ve been arrested for first-time on low-level offences to prevent re-offending
  • Support high risk 8-17 year olds and their families to prevent the onset of youth offending and anti-social behaviour through the Turnaround Family Services (TFS)​
  • Provide services to parents to help them manage the behaviour of their children
  • Assess and manage young people who are at risk of reoffending or causing harm
  • Provide services at courts including presenting court reports to magistrates and judges, giving advice on remands, risk and bail assessments and community orders
  • Provide programmes and actions to young people who have offended or at risk of ​offending
  • Provide young offenders with unpaid community work designed to repair the harm they’ve caused
  • Give victims the chance to explain the impact of a crime to the offe​nder through restorative justice approaches
  • Co-ordinate joint multi-agency initiatives in response to government policy and directives
  • Provide volunteers who ensure young people held in custody at Wimbledon Police Station are treated in accordance with their rights and understand what is happening

See the Merton Youth Jus​tice Service leaflet

Contact us

Youth Justice Service, 2nd Floor Annex, Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX 

​Telephone: 020 8274 4949