Out of court

The youth offending service in Suffolk delivers interventions for all out of court disposals via its Diversion Programme. For all out of court disposals, Suffolk Youth Offending Service will carry out a screening assessment to decide what level of intervention would be appropriate for the young person. The level of response must be appropriate and defensible, taking into account the views of the victim.

Charge

Charging a young offender means that the case will be put forward for prosecution in court. Information about this is found in the court outcomes section.