Elevate is our new Junior Attendance Centre
which will be based in Scarborough at the
Briercliffe Children’s Centre and will be
open on Saturday mornings.
Junior Attendance Centres (JACs) are funded
by the Youth Justice Board (YJB) and were
established in 1948. Many Youth Justice
Teams previously had JACs but this will be
the first time North Yorkshire Youth Justice
Service has had one.
They are designed to deal with young people
aged 10 – 17 years who have offended. Their
aim is to reduce re-offending through a
programme of education and training, which
will help young people be aware of the risks
of offending behaviour and allow them to
It is a flexible local resource that will be
responsive to the needs of young people locally with
clear operating principles in line with the YJB. The
centre will be a valuable addition to our resources
in Scarborough and the east of the county.
Elevate will run in 12 week cycles and deliver
different sessions each week, the sessions will be 2
hours long and include statutory staff along with
volunteers. Sessions will include interventions and
education around awareness of offending behaviour
and other safety issues such as fire safety and drug
Some sessions will also be led by external sources
that will provide expertise and guidance. For
example physical activities will be taken by a
qualified sports coach or instructor.
Elevate is currently seeking volunteers to help on a
Saturday mornings between 10am- Midday to supervise
young people. Elevate is also looking for
individuals and organisations who can train and
offer skills to young people.
For more information please contact:
Project lead – Hayley Brown
Volunteer Coordinator – Ed Horwood